Step-by-step Evolution of Young’s Double-slit Interference Fringes Using Boundary Diffraction Wave Theory
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
First Page: 122
Last Page: 128
Publisher Id: PHY-3-122
Article History:Received Date: 11/12/2015
Revision Received Date: 13/5/2016
Acceptance Date: 28/10/2016
Electronic publication date: 30/11/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Present work reports formation of Young’s double-slit interference fringes using the Young's own theory of diffraction called the theory of boundary diffraction wave. Theory demands that double-slit interference fringes are generated due to superposition of boundary diffraction waves originating from the edges of the slits due to their physical interaction with the incident light. The theoretical development is further verified with the experimental observations.