Advanced PlacementCollegeHigh School / Physics

Interference and Diffraction

Students shine laser light through a double-slit aperture onto paper, measure the distances between the maxima of the resulting interference pattern, and use the principles associated with double-slit interference and diffraction to determine the spacing between the slits.


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Standards Correlations

IB Topics AP Topics
4.4; 9.2; 9.3 6.C.3.1
Source: Lab #08

Advanced Physics 2 Lab Manual

Interference and Diffraction