Advanced PlacementCollege / Physics

Diffraction from a Single Slit

The purpose of this experiment is to examine the diffraction pattern formed by laser light passing through a single slit and verify that the positions of the minima in the diffraction pattern match the positions predicted by theory.

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Wireless Diffraction Scanner

The Wireless Diffraction Scanner combines a position sensor with a light sensor for scanning diffraction patterns.

Wireless Diffraction System

Wireless Diffraction System

This complete system includes the PASCO Diffraction Scanner and combines a position sensor with a light sensor for scanning diffraction patterns.

Wireless Diffraction System with Track

Wireless Diffraction System with Track

Wireless Diffraction System - complete with Diffraction Scanner, Laser, Slits, and Optics Bench.

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