Single slit diffraction

  • Thread starter slpsms6
  • Start date

slpsms6

Considered a question regarding single-slit diffraction that has me stumped. Understand the relationship involving wavelength to width ratio and impact on diffraction pattern. But what if you made the height and width the same so that there could be two-dimensional diffraction, what impact would that have on the pattern? Thanks
 

jcsd

Science Advisor
Gold Member
2,085
11
If you have circular slit you get concentric circles of maxima and minima.
 
837
1
Here is a picture of Fraunhofer diffraction from a 2D square aperture:

http://www.elettra.trieste.it/science/elettranews/volume46/immagini/en110-f3.jpg [Broken]
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Integral

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,185
55
Some night, open your eyes, and look though a thin curtin at a distant light source.
 

Related Threads for: Single slit diffraction

  • Posted
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Posted
Replies
10
Views
3K
  • Posted
Replies
6
Views
629
  • Posted
Replies
18
Views
2K
Replies
10
Views
8K
Replies
7
Views
4K
  • Posted
Replies
5
Views
9K
Replies
4
Views
719

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving
Top