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Homework Help: About observing the mewcury spectrum with a Fabry-Perot interferometer

  1. Apr 5, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] About observing the mewcury spectrum with a Fabry-Perot interferometer

    Hello!

    I've been trying to observe the interference fringe pattern from a mercury discharge tube, but the pattern has not already shown up. I simply don't understand what I'm doing wrong.

    The first thing I did was to align both mirrors with a laser. With that source I saw the fringes, but after replacing the source the pattern gets lost. I've tried putting convergent lenses between the interferometer and the source but it doesn't help at all.
     
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