Abstract

Linear polarizers and a half-wave plate are used to make a double slit whose width and center-to-center separation are continuously variable.

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  1. L. E. Dodd, G. H. Jung, “A continuously variable double slit,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 15, 181–183 (1927).
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  2. A. P. French, J. G. King, D. J. Cronin, “An interference fringe photometer,” Am. J. Phys. 33, 628–632 (1965).
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  3. C. H. Palmer, Optics Experiments and Demonstrations (Johns Hopkins U. Press, Baltimore, Md., 1962), pp. 182–187.
  4. J. K. Wood, R. H. Allen, “A double slit with continuously variable separation,” Appl. Opt. 5, 351 (1966).
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1966 (1)

1965 (1)

A. P. French, J. G. King, D. J. Cronin, “An interference fringe photometer,” Am. J. Phys. 33, 628–632 (1965).
[Crossref]

1927 (1)

Allen, R. H.

Cronin, D. J.

A. P. French, J. G. King, D. J. Cronin, “An interference fringe photometer,” Am. J. Phys. 33, 628–632 (1965).
[Crossref]

Dodd, L. E.

French, A. P.

A. P. French, J. G. King, D. J. Cronin, “An interference fringe photometer,” Am. J. Phys. 33, 628–632 (1965).
[Crossref]

Jung, G. H.

King, J. G.

A. P. French, J. G. King, D. J. Cronin, “An interference fringe photometer,” Am. J. Phys. 33, 628–632 (1965).
[Crossref]

Palmer, C. H.

C. H. Palmer, Optics Experiments and Demonstrations (Johns Hopkins U. Press, Baltimore, Md., 1962), pp. 182–187.

Wood, J. K.

Am. J. Phys. (1)

A. P. French, J. G. King, D. J. Cronin, “An interference fringe photometer,” Am. J. Phys. 33, 628–632 (1965).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Other (1)

C. H. Palmer, Optics Experiments and Demonstrations (Johns Hopkins U. Press, Baltimore, Md., 1962), pp. 182–187.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the double slit, (a), (b) Polarizers. The arrows in the polarizers show the polarization direction of each polarizer, (c) Half-wave plate. The light ray in the system is directed from bottom left to top right.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Diffraction patterns of the double slit (open circles) and fitted results (solid curves). (a) w = 0.170 ± 0.003 mm and d = 0.435 ± 0.003 mm. (b) w = 0.160 ± 0.003 mm and d = 0.622 ± 0.003 mm.

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