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When two separate bundles of parallel light beams having the same characteristic wavelength and propagation are combined, the combination of the bundles causes a phenomenon called light interference. To create such an interference, Michelson used two mirrors at 90° and a beamsplitter to separate the beams and recombine them. Figure 1 is a schematic of the classical Michelson interferometer.