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interferometer

Syllabification: in·ter·fer·om·e·ter
Pronunciation: /ˌin(t)ərfəˈrämədər
 
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Definition of interferometer in English:

noun

Physics
An instrument in which wave interference is employed to make precise measurements of length of displacement in terms of the wavelength.
Example sentences
  • It should be noted that the lengths of the arms of the interferometer on ground-based gravity wave detectors are on the order of 1 kilometer.
  • They might even beat the earth-based interferometers in detecting the first authentic gravity wave.
  • The downward radiance measured by the infrared interferometer is a combination of thermal emission by atmospheric water vapor and by the cloud ice mass.

Derivatives

interferometric

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌfi(ə)rəˈmetrik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • This method combines multiple white light interferometric sensors and advanced image processing.
  • Accurate interferometric metrology is the cornerstone of precision optical fabrication.
  • Now, he says, there are laser and interferometric techniques that make it possible to measure all of these things at once.

interferometrically

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The substrates are moved by a translation stage that is controlled interferometrically.
  • The force is measured with a cantilever spring, and the distance is obtained interferometrically.
  • Protein concentration was monitored interferometrically at intervals of 10 min.

interferometry

3
noun
Example sentences
  • Until this breakthrough, laser interferometry had been the poor cousin to bars in the gravity wave game.
  • Since the field of gravity wave interferometry is still so new, the researchers involved come from diverse backgrounds.
  • Researchers use ground-based lasers and optical interferometry to detect gravity waves.

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