What Is wave optics

What Is wave optics


3 Answers

Vinay Gopal
37 Points
8 years ago

In physics, physical optics, or wave optics, is the branch of optics which studies interference, diffraction, polarization, and other phenomena for which the ray approximation of geometric optics is not valid.

sridhar yelkur
40 Points
8 years ago

it''s about wave discription

Sumit Majumdar IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 137 Points
8 years ago

Dear student,

Some properties of light can be explained only by treating it as a wave, while others can be explained only by treating it as a particle. The phenomena that can only be explained with a wave model of light is covered in Wave Optics.

Thanks & Regards
Sumit Majumdar, 
askIITians Faculty
Ph.D, IIT Delhi

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