Physics Lab Equipment

LEOK-30 Newton's Ring Experiment Apparatus - Complete Model

LEOK-30 Newton's Ring Experiment Apparatus - Complete Model


  • Including Sodium lamp with power supply

  • Including reading microscope for accurate measurement

  • Compact structure

  • Detailed instruction manual


The phenomenon of Newton's rings, named after Isaac Newton, is an interference pattern caused by the reflection of light between two surfaces - a spherical surface and an adjacent flat surface. When viewed with monochromatic light, it appears as a series of concentric, alternating light and dark rings centered at the point of contact between the two surfaces. Using this apparatus, students can observe the phenomenon of equal-thickness interference. By measuring interference fringe separation, the radius of curvature of the spherical surface can be calculated.


Description Specifications
Minimum Division of Reading Drum 0.01 mm
Magnification 20x, (1x, f = 38 mm for Objective; 20x, f = 16.6 mm for Eyepiece)
Working Distance 76 mm
View Field 10 mm
Measurement Range of Reticle 8 mm
Measurement Accuracy 0.01 mm
Sodium Lamp 15 ± 5 V AC, 20 W
Radius of Curvature of Newton's Ring 868.5 mm
Beam Splitter 5:5

Part List

Description Qty
Sodium lamp (LLE-2) 1
Reading microscope 1
Newton's ring assembly (SZ-37B) 1
Beam splitter 1
Focusing knob 1

LEOK-30 Newton's Ring-1.jpg

Schematic of a lens and a flat plate used to form Newton’s rings

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