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DIFFRACTION: PLANE WAVES THROUGH DOUBLE APERTURE<br />
Aperture Is Smaller Than Wave Frequency<br />
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In two-slit diffraction, planar waves encounter a barrier with two narrow apertures. On the other side of the barrier, circular wavefronts emerge and interfere with each other.

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DIFFRACTION: PLANE WAVES THROUGH DOUBLE APERTURE
Aperture Is Smaller Than Wave Frequency

In two-slit diffraction, planar waves encounter a barrier with two narrow apertures. On the other side of the barrier, circular wavefronts emerge and interfere with each other.

Copyright:© 2011 Richard Megna - Fundamental Photographs

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