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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1980
  • pp: 3184–3188

Coherence control by laser scanning

Kazuyoshi Itoh and Yoshihiro Ohtsuka  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 18, pp. 3184-3188 (1980)

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Partially coherent illumination provided by scanning an object with a laser beam is studied theoretically and experimentally. Two scanning system schemes are considered to produce different forms of spatial coherence functions. It is demonstrated that effective spatial coherence can be controlled by changing the range and width of the scanning beam.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 25, 1980
Published: September 15, 1980

Kazuyoshi Itoh and Yoshihiro Ohtsuka, "Coherence control by laser scanning," Appl. Opt. 19, 3184-3188 (1980)

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