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  • Vol. 56, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1157–1160

Multiple-Beam Interference with Partially Coherent Light

BRIAN J. THOMPSON  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 56, Issue 9, pp. 1157-1160 (1966)

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The general problem of multiple-beam interference with partially coherent quasimonochromatic light is discussed. Both one-dimensional and two-dimensional regular and irregular arrays of apertures are treated. The coherence functions that are dealt with here are those arising naturally from incoherent, quasimonochromatic slit and circular sources, i.e., sinx/x and 2J1(x)/x correlation functions. Several experimental examples are included.

BRIAN J. THOMPSON, "Multiple-Beam Interference with Partially Coherent Light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1157-1160 (1966)

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