Airy disk

Airy disk

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Caption: Diffraction pattern for diffraction on a pinhole (small round aperture), as could be obtained with a blue laser. This pattern is called Airy disk. The central diffraction lobe is slightly oversaturated so that the outer rings are more prominent. Digital composite.

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Keywords: airy, airy disk, aperture, beam, blue, composite, diffract, diffraction, digital composite, laser, laser beam, light, monochromatic, optical, optics, pattern, physics, pinhole, rings, small aperture

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