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Higher order of diffraction

  1. May 22, 2014 #1
    Hi everybody ,Why arrangement of colors in higher order of diffraction is different from order 1 , 2 ?
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  2. jcsd
  3. May 22, 2014 #2
    The colors are spread out more, but the order of the colors should be the same (ROYGBIV). But if you go to a negative order, the colors are reversed.
     
  4. May 22, 2014 #3

    jtbell

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    Also, the higher orders may overlap, which can confuse you if you're looking at the entire pattern.
     
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