So the interferometer had a huge impact

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Unformatted text preview: Michelson invented a device now known as the ‘Michelson Interferometer.’ 1907 he received the Nobel prize for it! -v L Semi-transparent mirror We will see it in action in the famous Michelson-Morley experiment, which will lead us to the special relativity theory. So the interferometer had a huge impact!! “Interferometer” Such interferometers are nowadays widely used for various precision measurements. State-of-the-art visible-light interferometers achieve resolutions of ~100pm! (X-ray interferometers are ~1pm). Light source (100pm = 1Å = diameter of a Hydrogen atom.) The detector measures differences in the position of the maxima or minima of the light-waves of each of the two...
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