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Edge diffraction in sunlight
Author(s): Vincenzo Greco; Giuseppe Molesini; R. Tronconi

Paper Abstract

Observations of wave-optics effects in sunlight are reported. In particular, conditions are described that allow for visual detection of diffraction phenomena from line edges. Typical fringe patterns are demonstrated, also showing color features that account for the wavelength dependence of the diffraction process. Hints to optimize the observation are given, outlining the aspects of simplicity and naturalness of the occurrence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1997
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3190, Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294411
Show Author Affiliations
Vincenzo Greco, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Giuseppe Molesini, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
R. Tronconi, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3190:
Fifth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics
Christiaan H. F. Velzel, Editor(s)

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