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Optics Resources for the Physics Portal

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  • Optics Bench Physlet
    Optics Bench Physlet (Simulation)
    A virtual optical bench with example scripts and sample problems
  • Single Slit Diffraction (Physics)
    An interactive simulation of single slit diffraction. User can control both wavelength and aperture width. Includes a... More
  • Reflection and Refraction of Waves (Huygens' Principle)
    A tutorial which explains the reflection and the refraction of waves by the Huygens' principle. Explanations for each of... More
  • Young's Double Slit Interference
    This is a simulation of Young's classic experiment. Slit separation, wavelength, and projection distance can all be... More
  • HyperPhysics Light and Vision
    Hyperphysics Light and Vision is a collection of topic modules covering the field of optics and visual perception.... More
  • Refraction of Light
    Refraction of Light (Simulation)
    This is a Java applet that illustrates the reflection and refraction of light at the boundary between two materials.... More