6C20.45 - Microwave Zone Plates

See paragraph one in the procedure section.
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Microwave Zone Plates
Focusing by Plates and Lines
Area of Study:
Microwave zone plates, microwave transmitter, microwave detector.

Place the zone plate upright and about 4 feet in front of the microwave transmitter.  Look for the focused microwaves at a distance of 3 to 4 feet on the back side of the plates using the microwave detector.

  • Thomas B. Greenslade Jr., "Experiments with Ultrasonic Transducers", TPT, Vol. 32, #7, Oct. 1994, p. 392.
  • Benjamin S. Perkalskis and J. Reuben Freeman, "Diffraction for Fresnel Zones and Subzones Using Microwaves", AJP, Vol. 64, #12, Dec. 1996, p. 1526.
  • Wallace A. Hilton, "W-2", Experiments in Optical Physics, p. 83.

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