Light Refraction Applications

The study of light diffraction, when changing the propagation medium, is very useful for describing phenomena such as the colors that form in a soap bubble or oil slick, which come from the interference between reflected light and light. refracted.

Through refraction it is possible to describe the polychromatic characteristic of sunlight and to verify the monochromatic colors that form it, also elucidating the principle of rainbow formation. We also observed refraction in lenses used to correct vision problems, lenses for enlarging and reducing images, etc.