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written by Paul Falstad
This applet simulates Fresnel diffraction patterns from monochromatic light through various apertures, including circles, half-plane, slit, double slit, corner, cross and more.  The aperture scale is adjustable. The page also includes source code and links to other Fresnel applets/pages.

Please note that this resource requires Java.
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- Diffraction
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Graduate/Professional
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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Double-slit, Fresnel diffraction patterns, slit
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Metadata instance created June 21, 2004 by Melanie Carter
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July 13, 2004 by Bruce Mason
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Falstad, P. (n.d.). Fresnel Diffraction Applet. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from
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Falstad, Paul. Fresnel Diffraction Applet. (accessed 22 June 2024).
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