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written by Michael Davidson
published by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
This item is an introductory tutorial on the topic of diffraction of light waves.  It explains the phenomenon in a variety of ways and provides real-life examples of diffraction patterns.  Related interactive simulations demonstrate basic properties of light being diffracted through a slit and allow users to explore more complex phenomena such as Airy disk patterns.

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Optics
- Diffraction
- Interference
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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Keywords:
Airy patterns, Simulations, aperture, diffraction, diffraction grating, double-slit, light, light waves, optics, periodic grating, single-slit, tutorials
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Metadata instance created May 26, 2009 by Caroline Hall
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March 6, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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December 28, 2007
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M. Davidson, (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, 2003), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/diffractionintro.html).
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M. Davidson, Molecular Expressions: Diffraction of Light, (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, 2003), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/diffractionintro.html>.
APA Format
Davidson, M. (2007, December 28). Molecular Expressions: Diffraction of Light. Retrieved December 16, 2017, from National High Magnetic Field Laboratory: http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/diffractionintro.html
Chicago Format
Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Diffraction of Light. Tallahassee: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, December 28, 2007. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/diffractionintro.html (accessed 16 December 2017).
MLA Format
Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Diffraction of Light. Tallahassee: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 2003. 28 Dec. 2007. 16 Dec. 2017 <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/diffractionintro.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Michael Davidson", Title = {Molecular Expressions: Diffraction of Light}, Publisher = {National High Magnetic Field Laboratory}, Volume = {2017}, Number = {16 December 2017}, Month = {December 28, 2007}, Year = {2003} }
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Is Part Of http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/lightandcolor/index.html

A link to the full set of introductory materials on the physics of light and color by the same author.

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