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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:23

M2-04: LASER DIFFRACTION - HALO

m2-04b

 

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  • ID Code: M2-04
  • Purpose: Demonstrate diffraction of laser light around small spheres.
  • Description:

    Breathe on a glass plate and sprinkle the plate lightly with lycopodium powder to create diffraction sources for the laser light. Laser light shining around the tiny spheres of lycopodium powder is diffracted, creating a series of rings around the main spot on a distant screen. The average diameter of lycopodium powder spheres is about 25-40 microns.

    Actually, this is a GLORY, not a HALO; a halo is a refraction/dispersion phenomenon while a glory is a diffraction phenomenon.

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