# What fringes do you get in Michelson experiment?

## What fringes do you get in Michelson experiment?

Michelson’s interferometer does produce fringes with point source. The only condition for fringe production is that the waves from the source be coherent. If the source is a point,then it will definitely be coherent.

## What are filters and diffraction gratings used for?

Diffraction gratings are commonly used in monochromators, spectrometers, lasers, wavelength division multiplexing devices, optical pulse compression devices, and many other optical instruments. CDs and DVDs are good, easily observable examples of diffraction gratings.

Why are fringes circular in Michelson interferometer?

Because the aperture of the eye is relatively small you will not see many fringes unless you move your eye. This results in the fringes being circular. When the two mirrors are coincident you will not see a uniform blackness due to imperfections in the mirrors.

### What are Localised fringes in Michelson interferometer?

The localized fringes are obtained in Michelson interferometer, irrespective of coherence of sources, if the two mirrors are tilted with respect to each other. The fringe formation and localization also depends upon coherence of optical waves, interfering medium, polarization etc.

### What is grating and grating element?

A grating is an arrangement consisting of a large number of parallel slits of same width and separated by equal opaque spaces. (a+b) is called grating element or grating constant. It can be seen that distance between two consecutive slits is grating element.

Which type of grating is used in diffraction grating?

A diffraction grating can be a reflection grating or a transmission grating. The most common type of diffraction grating are plane gratings and concave gratings although they can also be other profiles such as convex or toroidal depending on the application.

#### What is interferometric technique?

‘Interferometry’ is a measurement method using the phenomenon of interference of waves (usually light, radio or sound waves). By using two light beams (usually by splitting one beam into two), an interference pattern can be formed when these two beams superpose.

#### How do you get straight fringes in a Michelson interferometer?

Schematic representation of a Michelson interferometer to generate interference fringes of different shapes (a) generates circular fringes when the observation point lies on a line perpendicular to the line joining the two sources of light, i.e., when two mirrors are parallel to each other and (b) generates straight or …

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