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Difference between the spectra obtained through prism and grating?

  1. Apr 10, 2010 #1

    kmp

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    what is the basic difference between the spectra obtained through prism and grating?
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2010 #2

    kmp

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    Re: spectrum

    i want a clear picture...
     
  4. Apr 11, 2010 #3

    Claude Bile

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    Re: spectrum

    The resolution of a diffraction grating is much higher than a prism.

    Conversely the free spectral range of a prism is much higher than a diffraction grating.

    Claude.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2010 #4
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    Nice comparison, Claude, for my own knowledge. Thanks.
     
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