# Solved: You Are Using A Hydrogen Discharge Tube And High Quality Red And Blue Light Filters As The Light Source For A Michelson Interferometer. The Hydrogen Discharge Tube Provides Light Of Several Di

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You are using a hydrogen discharge tube and high quality red and blue light filters as the light source for a Michelson interferometer. The hydrogen discharge tube provides light of several different wavelengths (colors) in the visible range. The red light in the hydrogen spectrum has a wavelength of 656.3 nm and the blue light has a wavelength of 434.0 nm. When using the discharge tube and the red filter as the light source, you view a bright red spot in the viewing area of the interferometer. You now move the movable mirror away from the beam splitter and observe 130 bright spots. You replace the red filter with the blue filter and observe a bright blue spot in the interferometer. You now move the movable mirror towards the beam splitter and observe 118 bright spots. Determine the final displacement (include sign) of the moveable mirror. (Assume the positive direction is away from the beam splitter.) 3.93 How much does the path difference change when the mirror is moved (either direction) by a half wavelength? See if you can express the distance moved by the mirror when using either light source in terms of the number of bright spots and the wavelength of the light. If you know the displacement while using each light source, how can you determine the final displacement? um

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