Coherent (laser) light is fully determined by its amplitude and phase, whereas partially coherent light must involve higher-order statistical descriptions, offering inherently more degrees-of-freedom. Here, we describe practical methods for measurement of partially (spatially) coherent beams.
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L. Waller, L. Tian, G. Barbastathis, and J. W. Fleischer, "Wave-field Imaging with Partially Coherent Light," in Imaging and Applied Optics Technical Papers, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper AW3B.3.
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