Monochromatic Light Wavelength Calculator

The Monochromatic Light Wavelength Calculator will calculate the:

  1. Wavelength of monochromatic light passing through a single slit using the conditions of interference
  2. Wavelength of monochromatic light through Young Double-Slit Experiment
  3. Wavelength of monochromatic light using the diffraction grating tool
Monochromatic Light Wavelength Calculator

Monochromatic Light Wavelength Calculator Limitations: Incidence and refractive media are considered as uniform.

Monochromatic Light Wavelength Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The wavelength of monochromatic light passing through a single slit using the conditions of interference is m
The wavelength of monochromatic light through Young Double-Slit Experiment is m
The wavelength of monochromatic light using the diffraction grating tool is m
Wavelength of monochromatic light passing through a single slit calculations
λ1 = 2 × w × sinθ/2 × N - 1
λ1 = 2 × × sin()/2 × - 1
λ1 = 2 × × /
λ1 = /
λ1 =
Wavelength of monochromatic light passing through a double slit tool calculations
λ2 = a × y/N × D
λ2 = × / ×
λ2 = /
λ2 =
Wavelength of monochromatic light passing through the diffraction grating tool calculations
λ3 = sinθ/100 × P × N
λ3 = sin()/100 × -1 ×
λ3 = /100 × ×
λ3 = /
λ3 =
Wavelength Of Monochromatic Light Calculator Input Values
Width of the single slit (w) cm
Angle formed by the light ray to the horizontal direction (θ) °
Order of minimum or maximum observed on the screen (N)
Slits' separation in the double-slit tool (a) m
Distance from the screen (D) m
Vertical displacement of the Nth maximum from the central maximum (y) m
Diffraction grating tool parameter (P) cm-1

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Wavelength of monochromatic light passing through a single slit Formula and Calculation

λ1 = 2 × w × sinθ/2 × N - 1

for the N-th minimum observed on the screen. =

These equations derive from the transformations of the equations used for the conditions of the N-th maximum

w × sinθ = N × λ

and N-th minimum

w × sinθ = 2N - 1/2 × λ

observed on the screen.

Wavelength of monochromatic light passing through a double slit tool Formula and Calculation

λ2 = a × y/N × D

This formula derives by the combination of the two equations

λ = a × x/D

and

x = y/N

Note: x is the separation between two adjacent similar fringes, i.e. the separation between two maxima or minima observed on the screen.

Wavelength of monochromatic light passing through the diffraction grating tool Formula and Calculation

λ3 = sinθ/100 × P × N

This formula is obtained by the combination of the formulae

a × sinθ = N × λ

and

a = 1/100 × P

Note: The separation a between two adjacent gratings must be expressed in metres; that's why P is multiplied by 100.

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