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Unformatted text preview: Physics 228 Today: More diffraction/interference Website: Sakai 01:750:228 or www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/228 Summer research internships may still be possible  see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lcSGNDRonw&amp;feature=youtu.be or http://see.orau.org / Mastering Physics grades: a bunch of people are not getting grades either because  they registered twice and the 0 grades overwrite the non0 grades. This changes randomly week to week because of the order I upload the two classes. Or because they registered but did not give their RU 9digit student ID number, and gradebook does not recognize them on upload. If you have either problem and cannot Fx it, tell me. Thursday, February 9, 2012 Single Slit Diffraction Intensity Consider in the slit all the electric felds From each little point / strip in the slit to be aligned / in phase. At the central point O, the electric felds are all basically still aligned; the path length diFFerences are small compared to a wavelength. Recall: (1+ ) p 1 + p + ... Thus: x = (a 2 /4+R 2 )R x = R (1+a 2 /8R 2 + ...)  R x = a 2 /8R + ... In out demos, a 0.3 mm, R 10 m, x/ 1 nm / 600 nm &lt;&lt; 1 Thursday, February 9, 2012 What happens as you move away from point O? By the frst minimum, the upper halF oF the slit has a path length diFFerence oF /2 From the lower halF, so there is a total diFFerence oF over the entire slit. Consider being at some point a short distance below O, at an angle below the horizontal From the center oF the slit. The path length diFFerence between rays From the top to the bottom oF the slit is: a sin a The phase diFFerence corresponding to this path length diFFerence is: = 2 x / = 2 a sin / Thursday, February 9, 2012 What happens as you move away from point O? You add vectors but putting them tail to head, and the sum goes from the initial tail to the Fnal head. Divide the slit in small sections. Each has slightly different path length so generates electric Felds at slightly different phase angles. Graph them and put them tail to head. E p is the sum of all of them. The total phase difference, and thus total angle between the Frst and last section of the slit, is: = 2 x / = 2 a sin / ....
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course PHYS 228 taught by Professor Rongilman during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.
 Spring '12
 RonGilman
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