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  • Vol. 58, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1968
  • pp: 1233–1234

New Approach to the Phase Problem in Optical Coherence Theory

C. L. MEHTA  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 58, Issue 9, pp. 1233-1234 (1968)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.58.001233


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Abstract

The problem of determining the phase ø of the complex degree of coherence γof a light beam from measurements of its modulus |γ|is considered. If a reference beam of light with an exactly known complex degree of coherence is available, then the phase ø may be determined from an additional experiment in which the two beams are superimposed.

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C. L. MEHTA, "New Approach to the Phase Problem in Optical Coherence Theory," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 1233-1234 (1968)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-58-9-1233


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