This is the diffraction pattern for RED LIGHT as it passes through a very small single slit.
This image would appear on a screen.
Note the central band of RED LIGHT, with dark bands on the side.
This is the diffraction pattern for BLUE LIGHT as it passes through a very small single slit.
What equation do we use to perform DIFFRACTION calculations?
1.1. What is the distance from the central band to the first dark band (XY)?
1.2. Calculate the value of the angle ?
1.3. Calculate the wavelength of the light.
1.4. Red light has a frequency range from 4,8 x 1014Hz to 3,8 x 1014Hz.
Prove that the light used in the above diffraction experiment is red light.
This frequency is between the given range, hence it is red light.