Sentence Examples


  • From the measured distances of the diffraction bands the width of the slit may be easily deduced.
  • In 1799 he was induced by his fellow-student, Henry Brougham, to study the diffraction of light.
  • Later investigations by Fraunhofer, Airy and others have greatly widened the field, and under the head of " diffraction " are now usually treated all the effects dependent upon the limitation of a beam of light, as well as those which arise from irregularities of any kind at surfaces through which it is transmitted, or at which it is reflected.
  • According to common optics, where images are absolute, the diffraction pattern is supposed to be infinitely small, and two radiant points, however near together, form separated images.
  • By this procedure the width of the central band in the diffraction pattern is halved, and so far an advantage is attained.
 

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