6C20.40 - Zone Plates
Put the beam expander on the laser and direct this expanded beam onto one of the zone plates. Observe the focusing properties and characteristics.
A CD or DVD without the silvered coating may be used as a zone plate. Use an overhead projector or a slide projector as a light source and hold the CD or DVD near a screen to see the focusing effect.
- Paul Gluck, "Compact Disk Optics", TPT, Vol. 40, #8, Nov. 2002, p. 468.
- Vicente Moreno, Juan Felix Roman, and Jose Ramon Salgueiro, "High Efficiency Diffractive Lenses: Deduction of Kinoform Profile", AJP, Vol. 65, #6, June 1997, p. 556.
- Charles W. Clark and Yurii N. Demkov, "Making Zone Plates with a Laser Printer", AJP, Vol. 59, #2, Feb. 1991, p. 158.
- H. Malcolm Childers and David E. Stone, "Solution to the Fresnel Zone Plate Problem", AJP, Vol. 37, #7, July 1969, p. 721.
- Ol-23: Freier and Anderson, A Demonstration Handbook for Physics.
- Wallace A. Hilton, "I-15", Experiments in Optical Physics, p. 41.
- T. Kallard, "Optical Method for Producing Zone Plates", Exploring Laser Light, p. 234.
- C. Harvey Palmer, "Experiment B13: Demonstration of Fresnel Diffraction by Circular Apertures and Obstructions", Optics - Experiments and Demonstrations, John Hopkins Press, 1962.
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