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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3500–3502

Spatial coherence of a ruby laser beam by interferometry

H. Madjidi-Zolbanine  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 3500-3502 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.003500


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Abstract

The importance of spatial coherence of a pulsed ruby laser beam is pointed out. The spatial and temporal coherences of light are defined. Spatial coherence of the beams from a ruby laser, operating in either the Q-switched or normal lasing modes, is deduced from the degree of visibility of fringes formed by a Michelson interferometer in which the laser beam interferes with itself after being rotated 180°. The results are physically and analytically interpreted.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 25, 1978
Published: November 1, 1978

Citation
H. Madjidi-Zolbanine, "Spatial coherence of a ruby laser beam by interferometry," Appl. Opt. 17, 3500-3502 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-21-3500


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References

  1. A. B. Booker, C. D. Clemnow, in Transformation de Fourier et Théorie des distributions, J. Arsac, Ed. (Dunod, Paris, 1961), Chap. 8.
  2. A. Lacourt, Thèse de doctorat, U. Besançon, France (1970).
  3. H. Madjidi-Zolbanine, Diplome d’Etudes Approfondis, U. Besançon, France (1972).
  4. G. DaCosta, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1085 (1976).

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