What does diffraction actually look like?

Started Mar 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
BertIverson
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Erik -- Excellent explanation of diffraction
In reply to Erik Ohlson, Mar 31, 2012

Erik Ohlson wrote:

Diffraction:

Waves - light or water, "dragging" on the sides of an aperture. Note how some of the the texture of the waves is smoothed out after passing through the aperture. These waves are a LOT larger in relation to the aperture than light waves to even the smallest ƒ-stop on a lens, but this shows what's going on.

Erik,
Excellent explanation of diffraction.
Bert

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