A Michelson interferometer is often used in educational aim, in particular to highlight the principle of interferences between electro-magnetic waves.
Those who have already used a Michelson interferometer know how the settings are delicas and tedious. Which setting acts? Which micrometer to turn? Is the laser alignment that is involved? This is only a glimpse of the many questions that arise when the observation of interferences does not occur.
Using a simulator may then simplify your life!
There are other simulator on the Internet, but the ones I have found have various faults that I have tried to avoid. Here is a portfolio of the qualities of the simulator that you will download shortly.
I am computer science senior lecturer at the Computer Graphics department of the Institute of Technology of Le Puy-en-Velay (France). I am responsible for the software design and programming classes in C++. Every year I offer a concrete example of development to my freshmen. On the 2015-2016 year, the Michelson interferometer simulator was the subject of the study.
You find all my other softwares at http://software.iut-lepuy.fr.