- A. General Materials & Mathematics
- B. Statics
- C. Kinematics & Dynamics
- D. Rotational Mechanics
- E. Gravitation & Astronomy
- F. Fluid Mechanics
- G. Vibrations & Mechanical Waves
- H. Sound
- I. Thermodynamics
- J. Electrostatics & Magnetostatics
- K. Electromagnetic Principles
- L. Geometrical Optics
- M. Wave Optics
- N. Spectra & Color
- O. Vision
- P. Modern Physics
M1-04. Laser Diffraction - Wires
To show diffraction by wires of different size.
Laser cart, slide with three wires of different sizes.
Position the three-wire slide in a holder on the cross-carriage in the laser beam to see the diffraction pattern. The pattern can be viewed directly on a distant screen or on the small screen on the laser cart, with use of the cylindrical magnifying lens if appropriate.
David Dutton, M Parker Givens, and Robert E. Hopkins, Some Demonstration Experiments in Optics Using a Gas Laser,◙Spectra-physics Laser Technical Bulletin, (1963). ◙David Dutton, M. Parker Givens and Robert E. Hopkins, Some Demonstration Experiments in Optics Using a Gas Laser, AJP 32,◙355-361, (1964). ◙Paul A. Young, A Student Experiment in Fresnel Diffraction, AJP 32, 367-369, (1964). ◙Haven Whiteside, Laser Optics Experiments and Demonstrations, AJP 33, 487-492, (1965). ◙Roy H. Biser, Modern Methods for the Study of Optical Diffraction, TPT 7, 158-161, (1969). ◙James Mahoney, Laser Interfer