Michelson Interferometer Educational Kit
- Designed for Educational, Demonstration, and Classroom Use
- Complete Kit Includes All Hardware Except Variable Power Supply for the Thermal Expansion Experiment (12 VDC, 2 A)
- Extensive Manual and Teaching Materials Provided
- Easy to Assemble and Use
- Choose from Kits Containing Imperial or Metric Components
Thorlabs' Michelson Interferometer Demonstration Kit highlights several ways that an interferometer can be used to take highly sensitive measurements. A laser and LEDs allow students to explore the concept of interference and examine how the coherence length of different light sources will affect the interferometer output. The interferometer can be aligned to produce white light interference using the included white LED, as shown in the photo to the right. Students can also use the setup to determine the refractive index of Plexiglas plates and the thermal expansion coefficient of an aluminum rod.