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Why unequal fringe width in Michelson interference pattern?

  1. Feb 19, 2013 #1
    why unequal fringe width in Michelson interference pattern?
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    If I understand you correctly - this is due to imperfect equipment.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2013 #3
    Dear Simon,
    I don't think it is due to apparatus imperfection. There is a formula for fringe width which is given by β=λ/2nθ, where n is the order of the fringe. but none of the text book has given the explanation for this.
     
  5. Mar 22, 2013 #4

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    If you post a vague message, and come in once a month to update it with only minimal new information, it will take you a very long time to get your answer.
     
  6. Mar 22, 2013 #5

    Simon Bridge

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    Well then I clearly did not understand you. You will have to provide more information about what you are talking about.
     
  7. Mar 22, 2013 #6

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