Episode 322: Diffraction Gratings
In this learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, students look at different light sources through diffraction gratings. Using this system, students measure the wavelength of a laser and derive the grating formula.
The activities include:
* looking through gratings
* deriving the grating formula
* student experiment to measure wavelength
* questions on using the grating formula
* using a compact disc as a reflection grating (home experiment)
* discussing the meaning of coherence
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|Subject(s)||Physics, Practical work, Science|
|Published||2000 - 2009|