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12
12(610 nm)
12
2330 nm
2.33 m
a
a
π
λ
µ
λπ
=⇒
=
=
=
≈
(b) Consider Eq. 363 with “continuously variable”
m
(of course,
m
should be an integer
for diffraction minima, but for the moment we will solve for it as if it could be any real
number):
()
max
max
2330 nm
sin
3.82
610 nm
aa
m
θ
λλ
==
=
≈
which suggests that, on each side of the central maximum (
centr
= 0), there are three
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 Spring '08
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 Physics, Diffraction

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