6D30.40 - Thin Film Interference - Pohl's Mica Sheet

See paragraph one in the procedure section.
Code Number:
Demo Title:
Thin Film Interference - Pohl's Mica Sheet
Thin Film Interference
Area of Study:
Mica sheet in plastic holder, high intensity Mercury arc lamp point source, white paper screen.

Place the interference sheet in front of the Mercury arc lamp at an angle of 45 degrees.  This will reflect an interference pattern onto the white sheet that has circular fringes.

  • Stanley K. Derby and Haym Kruglak, "Interference Fringes with a Laser", AJP, Vol. 64, #4, Apr. 1996, p. 508.
  • 470:  "Mica Sheet and Glass Tube",  DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook. 
  • O-7e: Wallace A. Hilton,  "Pohl's Experiment",  Physics Demonstration Experiments.
  • C. Harvey Palmer, "Experiment B5: Simple Demonstration of Interference with Mica",  Optics - Experiments and Demonstrations. John Hopkins Press, 1962.
  • "23, Pohl's Experiment on Interference", Experiments in Optics, Part 1, J. Klinger Scientific Apparatus Corp., Bulletin 101.

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