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Ivanov, Dragia Trifonov; Nikolaev, Stefan – Physics Education, 2010
Various wave optics experiments can be carried out using an ordinary compact disc. The CD is suitable for use as a diffraction grating. For instance, a standard CD (700 MB) has 625 lines/mm. In this article, the authors describe two white-light diffraction demonstrations for a large audience, realizable using a CD (as reflection or transmission…
Descriptors: Optics, Projection Equipment, Lasers, Computer Peripherals