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Diffraction gratings also generate interference patterns that indicate the wavelength of light passing through.

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    Diffraction Gratings

    Diffraction Gratings

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Discusses diffraction grating, their interference patterns, and their use to determine wavelengths.
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    The Marina

    The Marina

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Learn about the interference and diffraction patterns that result when a wave passes through one or two thin openings.
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    PHOTON2 Lab Videos: Diffraction grating

    PHOTON2 Lab Videos: Diffraction grating

    by Mark Holmstrom //at grade
    A demonstration of what happens when a laser is sent througha diffraction grating. Video courtesy of the New England Board of Higher Education
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    Fireworks Through Diffraction Grating

    Fireworks Through Diffraction Grating

    by Lizzie Chun //at grade
    A demonstration of diffraction grating with fireworks. Courtesy of Douglas Stith
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    Diffraction Gratings Quiz

    Diffraction Gratings Quiz

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Reviews diffraction gratings, the calculation of wavelength using diffraction gratings, and the difference between diffraction gratings and double slit set-ups.
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    3-D photographs

    3-D photographs

    by CK-12 //at grade
    Learn how holograms are created.
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