interferometer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From interfer(e) +‎ -ometer.

NounEdit

interferometer (plural interferometers)

  1. (physics) any of several instruments that use the interference of waves to determine wavelengths and wave velocities, determine refractive indices measure small distances, temperature changes, stresses, and many other useful measurements.

Derived termsEdit

  • Fizeau interferometer
  • intensity interferometer
  • Mach-Zehnde interferometer
  • Michelson interferometer
  • Michelson stellar interferometer
  • shearing interferometer
  • Twyman-Green interferometer

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Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 00:02