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Grating

Grating is an optical component of a device which will split and diffract light into beams to move in different directions. The direction of light depends on the spacing of the grating and the wavelength of the light. Grating acts as the dispersive element. They are often used in cameras.

The relationship between grating spacing and the angles of incident and diffracted beams of light is known as the grating equation. Huygens-Fresenal principle states that each point on the wave front of a propagating wave can be considered to act as a point source. The wave front at any subsequent point can be found by adding together the contributions from each of these individual point sources.                                            

 

Grating

When a grating is used with light that has a wavelength of 621 nm, a third-order maximum is formed at an angle of 18.0°. How many lines per centimeter does this grating have? answer in lines/cm