Lesson: Diffraction GratingsPhysics
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the characteristics of an interference pattern produced by visible light incident on a diffraction grating.
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Worksheet: 25 Questions • 1 Video
A diffraction grating has 2,000 lines per centimeter. At what angle will the first-order maximum for a green light with a wavelength of 520 nm be?
Light of wavelength 470 nm is incident on a diffraction grating. The first-order maximum of the diffraction pattern produced occurs at an angle of . How many lines per centimeter are there on the diffraction grating?
Structures on a bird feather act like a reflection grating having 8,000 lines per centimeter. What is the angle of the first-order maximum for 600 nm light incident on these structures?