Find image files for some classic diffraction patterns here.
This dataset includes:
- Circular aperture
- Single slit
- Double slit
- 6 slit
- Coarse grating
Note that the incident light source was a red laser () without use of a beam expander (i.e. a 1 mW was aimed at the diffracting object and the resulting pattern was observed approximately 0.5 m away on a blank screen).
It should be possible to fit this data to the numerical solutions for these examples (e.g. ~sinc(x) for a single slit). Remember to consider the impact of the resolution of the camera and any background light when interpreting.
I would suggest using ImageJ to extract intensity plots from the raw images.
Solutions available on request.