Diffraction Limit

Started Aug 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Diffraction Limit
In reply to GeorgianBay1939, Aug 28, 2013

GeorgianBay1939 wrote:

s_grins wrote:

Mechanism of light diffraction is not different from diffraction explained in aero and hydro dynamics.

I googled "hydrodynamic diffraction" and couldn't find anything to help me understand the phenomenon of diffraction in a lens/sensor system. Perhaps you mean the old ripple tanks where water waves were used to give students a more visual understanding of geometrical and physical optics. If you have something else in mind, please give me a link.

Hydrodynamic wave diffraction isn't just of interest in lab demonstrations.

Just for fun, check this out: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/slidesets/oceans/oceanviews/slide_14.html

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