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published by the University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Department of Physics
This site, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, provides a demonstration of laser light diffraction around a pinhead.  Photos illustrate the demo set-up. A photo of the diffraction pattern shows Poisson's Spot, the bright spot observed in the center of the pattern.
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Light
- Diffraction
- Modern Optics
= Lasers
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photo credit: UMASS-Amherst Physics Lecture Support This resource was a Physics To Go feature from June 1, 2007 until June 16, 2007. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006
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Keywords: Poisson's Bright Spot, Poisson's Spot, diffraction
Record Creator: Metadata instance created May 23, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Mar 07, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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(University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Department of Physics, Amherst, 2006), WWW Document, (http://courses.umass.edu/plecprep/optics/6c2010.html).
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Optics: Laser and Diffraction (University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Department of Physics, Amherst, 2006), <http://courses.umass.edu/plecprep/optics/6c2010.html>.
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Optics: Laser and Diffraction. (2006). Retrieved September 1, 2014, from University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Department of Physics: http://courses.umass.edu/plecprep/optics/6c2010.html
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University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Department of Physics. Optics: Laser and Diffraction. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Department of Physics, 2006. http://courses.umass.edu/plecprep/optics/6c2010.html (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Optics: Laser and Diffraction. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Amherst: The Department of Physics, 2006. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://courses.umass.edu/plecprep/optics/6c2010.html>.
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