# MCQ on Diffraction in Wave Optics

## MCQ on Diffraction in Wave Optics

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### Multiple Choice Questions

Q.1. The condition for observing Fraunhoffer diffraction from a single slit is that the light wavefront on the slit should be:

• Spherical
• Cylindrical
• plane
• elliptical

Q.2. Maximum number of orders available with a grating is:

• independent of grating element
• directly proportional to grating element
• inversely proportional to grating element
• directly proportional to wavelength

Answer: inversely proportional to grating element

Q.3. In Fraunhoffer’s diffraction at double slit, on increasing the slit-width:

• central peak will become sharper
• fringe spacing will decrease
• more interference maxima fall within the central envelope
• pattern remains same

Answer: central peak will become sharper

Q.4. In a grating if (e + d) < 2λ then the maximum number of order will be:

• greater than 3
• less than 2
• equal to 0.5
• less than 1 and greater than 2

Answer: less than 2

Q.5. Dispersive power of a grating is:

• inversely proportional to the order n
• inversely proportional to the grating element (e + d)
• inversely proportional to angle of diffraction θ
• none of these

Answer: inversely proportional to the grating element (e + d)

Q.6. If N is the total number of rulings on the grating, n is the order of spectrum and λ is the wavelength of light used, then resolving power of grating is:

• $Nn\lambda$
• $n\lambda$
• $N\lambda$
• $\frac{n\lambda }{N}$

Answer: $N\lambda$

Q.7. In a diffraction experiment, the size of obstacle in path of light should be of the order of:

• 1 mm
• 0.1mm
• 10-4 mm
• 1 cm

Q.8. In Fraunhoffer diffraction at a single slit the intensity of the first subsidiary maxima is:

• 4.5% of the principal maxima
• 22% of the principal maxima
• 45% of the principal maxima
• 2.2% of the principal maxima

Answer: 4.5% of the principal maxima

Q.9. If the width of a grating element is less than twice the wavelength of light, then which order is possible?

• only first order
• no spectrum is visible
• first and second order
• none of these

Answer: only first order

Q.10. Consider Fraunhoffer diffraction pattern obtained with a single slit at normal incidence. At the angular position of the first diffraction minimum, the phase difference (in rad) between the wavelets from the opposite edges of the slit is:

• π/4
• π/2
• π

Q.11. A grating which would be more suitable for constructing a spectrometer for the visible and ultraviolet regions, should have

• 100 lines/cm
• 1000 lines/cm
• 10,000 lines/cm
• 106 lines/cm