Poisson Spot with Magnetic Levitation

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr . Jose D'Arruda, Professor of Physics (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: In this paper we describe a unique method for obtaining the famous Poisson spot without adding obstacles to the light path, which could interfere with the effect. A Poisson spot is the interference effect from parallel rays of light diffracting around a solid spherical object, creating a bright spot in the center of the shadow.

Additional Information

The Physics Teacher 48 (2)
Language: English
Date: 2010
Physics, Poisson Spot, Magnetic Levitation, Diffracting

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