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1 last dance Chapter 26 – diffraction – part ii Presentation slide for courses, classes, lectures et al.last dance Chapter 26 – diffraction – part iiInstructor Course
2 What’s Going On?? Today – Finish (?) Diffraction Tuesday – Nothing – No room is available for a review session.Wednesday – Examination #4 – Material that we covered in chapters 24, 25 and 26.Friday – Complete semester’s material. Start ReviewNext Monday – Wrap-up and overview of the course.December 12 - SATURDAY – 9:00AM – Psychology Building Room PSY BE THERE!!!Last Mastering Physics Assignment Posted. No more! Ever!
4 From another world .. sound. Two small loudspeakers that are 5.50 m apart are emitting sound in phase. From both of them, you hear a singer singing C# (frequency 277 Hz), while the speed of sound in the room is 340 m/s. Assuming that you are rather far from these speakers, if you start out at point P equidistant from both of them and walk around the room in front of them, at what angles (measured relative to the line from P to the midpoint between the speakers) will you hear the sound (a) maximally enhanced? Neglect any reflections from the walls.
6 DiffractionHuygens’ principle requires that the waves spread out after they pass through narrow slitsThis spreading out of light from its initial line of travel is called diffractionIn general, diffraction occurs when waves pass through small openings, around obstacles or by sharp edges
7 Diffraction GratingThe diffracting grating consists of many equally spaced parallel slits of width dA typical grating contains several thousand lines per centimeterThe intensity of the pattern on the screen is the result of the combined effects of interference and diffraction
9 Diffraction Grating The condition for maxima is d sin θbright = m λ The integer m is the order number of the diffraction patternIf the incident radiation contains several wavelengths, each wavelength deviates through a specific angle
10 Diffraction Grating, 3 All the wavelengths are focused at m = 0 This is called the zeroth order maximumThe first order maximum corresponds to m = 1Note the sharpness of the principle maxima and the broad range of the dark areaThis is in contrast to the broad, bright fringes characteristic of the two-slit interference patternActive Figure: The Diffraction Grating
16 This effect is called DIFFRACTION What about shadows???Bright CenterFringesShadow of a small steel ballRealityThis effect is called DIFFRACTION
17 Diffraction Vs. Interference Both involve addition of waves from different places and technically, both are the same phenomenon.Observation requires monochromatic light and a small, coherent light source.If you areclose to a source (non paraxial approx) we call it Fresnel Diffraction or near-field diffraction.Far away we call it Fraunhofer or far-field diffractionDiffraction usually refers to a continuous source of wavelets adding up. Interference has a finite number of sources for which the phase is constant over each “source”.
21 Single-Slit Diffraction A single slit placed between a distant light source and a screen produces a diffraction patternIt will have a broad, intense central band – central maximumThe central band will be flanked by a series of narrower, less intense secondary bands – secondary maximaThe central band will also be flanked by a series of dark bands – minimaThe results of the single slit cannot be explained by geometric opticsGeometric optics would say that light rays traveling in straight lines should cast a sharp image of the slit on the screen
22 Single-Slit Diffraction Fraunhofer Diffraction occurs when the rays leave the diffracting object in parallel directionsScreen very far from the slitConverging lens (shown)A bright fringe is seen along the axis (θ = 0) with alternating bright and dark fringes on each side
23 Single-Slit Diffraction According to Huygens’ principle, each portion of the slit acts as a source of wavesThe light from one portion of the slit can interfere with light from another portionAll the waves that originate at the slit are in phaseWave 1 travels farther than wave 3 by an amount equal to the path difference δ = (a/2) sin θSimilarly, wave 3 travels farther than wave 5 by an amount equal to the path difference δ = (a/2) sin θ
24 Single-Slit Diffraction If the path difference δ is exactly a half wavelength, the two waves cancel each other and destructive interference resultsδ = ½ λ = (a/2) sin θ sin θ = λ / aIn general, destructive interference occurs for a single slit of width a whensin θdark = mλ / a m = 1, 2, 3, …
25 Single-Slit Diffraction A broad central bright fringe is flanked by much weaker bright fringes alternating with dark fringesThe points of constructive interference lie approximately halfway between the dark fringesym = L tan θdark , where sin θdark = mλ / a
26 25. •A beam of laser light of wavelength 632 25. •A beam of laser light of wavelength nm falls on a thin slit mm wide. After the light passes through the slit, at what angles relative to the original direction of the beam is it completely cancelled when viewed far from the slit?
27 27. •Parallel light rays with a wavelength of 600 nm fall on a single slit. On a screen 3.00 m away, the distance between the first dark fringes on either side of the central maximum is 4.50 mm. What is the width of the slit?
28 30. •Light of wavelength 633 nm from a distant source is incident on a slit mm wide, and the resulting diffraction pattern is observed on a screen 3.50 m away. What is the distance between the two dark fringes on either side of the central bright fringe?
29 35. •A laser beam of wavelength 600 35. •A laser beam of wavelength nm is incident normally on a transmission grating having lines/mm. Find the angles of deviation in the first, second, and third orders of bright spots.
30 38. •(a) What is the wavelength of light that is deviated in the first order through an angle of 18.0° by a transmission grating having 6000 lines/cm? (b) What is the second-order deviation for this wavelength? Assume normal incidence.