Sun January 20, 2013 By: Akshay

What happens if the diffraction experiment is carried out in liquid of refractive index 'n'?

Expert Reply
Tue January 22, 2013
if the whole experiment is done in a closed container filled with a liquid of refractive index n, then say we are using the light of frequency f, but its wavelength in that liquid will be different as that in air.
Thus the width of pattern will change accordingly by a factor of n due to the change in the wavelenght.
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