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Unformatted text preview: Clearly the central maximum is much brighter than any of the surrounding maxima, due to the partial cancellation that occurs. The analysis by integration over the slits can easily be extended to double or multiple slit systems, or even rectangular or circular apertures. In the double slit case, the diffraction pattern resembles the double slit interference pattern we found for Young's experiment , modulated by the envelope of a diffraction pattern similar to the single slit. Figure %: Double slit interference and diffraction pattern. As the size of the slits goes to zero, the pattern assumes the form shown in ....
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