Diffraction is one of the remarkable consequences of the wave nature of light. In this experiment, you will study diffraction patterns for single slit arrangement. You will also understand the relation between the shape of the diffraction pattern and that of the slit arrangement that creates it. Furthermore, you will explore techniques in image analysis for quantitative evaluation of the phenomenon.
|Software Code||Diffraction Simulation|
|Sample Results||Single slit intensity plots|
|Hardware Manual||User manuals for Thorlabs CCD cameras.Basic Intensity Quantification with ImageJA Theoretical and Practical Introduction to Optics|
|Version||Version 2; August 28, 2018|
Further Readings and References
- Ch 1: Physics and Fourier Transforms A Student's Guide to Fourier Transforms: With Applications in Physics and Engineering , J. F. James , Third Edition 17-19 , (1995).
- Improvements in the analysis of diffraction phenomena by means of digital images American Journal of Physics , A. Ramil, A. J. Lopez and F. Vincitorio , 75 998 , (2007).
- Ch 10: Diffraction Physics of Light and Optics , J. Peatross and M. Ware 257 , (2015).