Lesson: Single-Slit Diffraction
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate light intensities of different wavelengths at variable angles relative to a single-slit's transmission axis.
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Worksheet: 25 Questions • 2 Videos
A single slit of width 0.20 mm is illuminated by light of 400 nm wavelength. The diffracted light falls on a screen. In the pattern formed on the screen, the second minimum of the diffracted light is a distance of 2.5 mm from the central maximum. What is the distance between the slit and the screen?
Calculate the wavelength of light that produces its first minimum at an angle of when falling on a single slit of width 1.00 μm.
At what angle is the first minimum for 550-nm light falling on a single slit of width 1.00 μm?