Diffraction from a Knife Edge

Diffraction from a Knife Edge

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Credit: EDWARD KINSMAN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light from a HeNe laser at 632.8 nanometers is shined on a razor blade. The light causes interference patterns around the edge of the object due to the wave nature of light.

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Keywords: diffraction, knife edge, laser, light, optics, physics, razor, razor blade, red, slit, wave, wave nature, waves

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