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  • Vol. 58, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1968
  • pp: 1256–1259

Radiometry and Coherence

A. WALTHER  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 58, Issue 9, pp. 1256-1259 (1968)

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The basic laws of photometry are derived from the theory of partial coherence by considering a generalized form of the Van Cittert-Zernike theorem.

A. WALTHER, "Radiometry and Coherence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 1256-1259 (1968)

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  1. M. J. Beran and G. B. Parrent, Jr., Theory of Partial Coherence (Prentice Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N. J., 1964).
  2. See A. Walther, Am. J. Phys. 36, 808 (1967), where further references may be found.
  3. A. Walther, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 639 (1967).
  4. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, Inc., New York, 1964).
  5. P. H. van Cittert, Physica 1, 201 (1934).
  6. F. Zernike, Physica 5, 785 (1938).
  7. The reader wvell versed in quantum mechanics will not fail to notice the suggestive similarity with the Wigner distribution.
  8. A. Sommerfeld, Optics (Academic Press Inc., New York, 1954). 9 G. Sarfatt, Nuovo Cimento 27, 119 (1963).
  9. G. Sarfatt, Nuovo Cimento 27, 119 (1963).

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