mam which is dominent effect when both interference and diffraction occurs in an experiment//??

Asked by  | 24th May, 2013, 06:56: PM

Expert Answer:

There is no single dominant effect of the 2 because they have their own effects. While diffraction refers to the bending of light when it encounters any obstacle, interference refers to the superimposition of the 2 light waves. In an experiment, when you put an obstacle in the path of light, then the light will diffract and that will introduce a phase difference in the light path which can cause interference further. So, they are really independent effects, except that diffraction tends to reduce the light intensity also at certain points and hence, you won't notice any interference at those points. 

Answered by  | 25th May, 2013, 10:32: PM

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