Question
(a) Show that a 30,000-line-per-centimeter grating will not produce a maximum for visible light. (b) What is the longest wavelength for which it does produce a first-order maximum? (c) What is the greatest number of lines per centimeter a diffraction grating can have and produce a complete second- order spectrum for visible light?
1. undefined
2. $333 \textrm{ nm}$
3. $7142 \textrm{ lines/cm}$
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