Abstract

By using an unsilvered dividing plate in a Michelson interferometer or an intense source with the usual half-silvered plate several groups of interfering rays are produced due to internal reflections in the dividing and compensating plates. These lead to four distinct sets of interference fringes whose shapes change with variations of the distances and angles between plates and mirrors. They are circles, ellipses, straight lines and double sets of hyperbolas.

© 1936 Optical Society of America

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