We present a holographic method for measuring directly the complete temporal coherence function of a pulsed laser on a single pulse. The method is easy to implement and yields the exact coherence length even for lasers with complex spectral content where the conventional method using a Fabry-Perot interferometer would fail.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 18, 1988
Published: March 1, 1989
Ralph F. Wuerker, Jesper Munch, and Lee O. Heflinger, "Coherence length measured directly by holography," Appl. Opt. 28, 1015-1017 (1989)