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  • Vol. 58, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1968
  • pp: 784–789

Higher-Order Coherence Functions of Optical Fields and Phase Fluctuations

B. PICINBONO and E. BOILEAU  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 58, Issue 6, pp. 784-789 (1968)

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Some properties of the higher-order coherence functions of optical fields are reviewed. A few experiments on light, beat, and interference are discussed by using the fourth-order coherence functions. The higher-order coherence functions of the amplitude-stabilized laser are derived by assuming the gaussian process for the phase fluctuations.

B. PICINBONO and E. BOILEAU, "Higher-Order Coherence Functions of Optical Fields and Phase Fluctuations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 784-789 (1968)

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