We present laboratory results for measurements of the four-point coherence function of a spherical wave in the region of coherence enhancement after backscattering through turbulence. Experimental results are compared with the theoretical predictions. We conclude that the shape of the four-point coherence function in our experiment depends on the value of the inner scale of turbulence.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 14, 1995
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 1995
Published: March 20, 1996
A. N. Bogaturov, J. C. Dainty, V. A. Myakinin, C. J. Solomon, and N. J. Wooder, "Measurements of the four-point coherence function by the use of the coherence enhancement phenomenon," Appl. Opt. 35, 1556-1560 (1996)