Explain How Light Bends During Diffraction.. Diffraction is the phenomenon where a beam of light bends when it passes through a narrow slit or through the edges of an obstacle. In general, it’s difficult to.
This phenomenon is known as. Diffraction is observed of light waves but only when the waves encounter obstacles with extremely small wavelengths (such as particles suspended in our atmosphere). The light rays ‘bent’ (not literally) when they touch the surface of the narrow opening causes this diffraction.