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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1137–1141

Young’s interference fringes with multiple-transverse-mode laser illumination

Kiichi Takamoto  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 6, Issue 8, pp. 1137-1141 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.6.001137


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Abstract

A laser light field oscillating in a multitude of transverse modes is analyzed to estimate the degree of coherence of the field. The phasor amplitude of the laser light is described using the expression for a confocal resonator field derived by Boyd and Gordon [ Bell Sys. Tech. J. 40, 489 ( 1961)]. The fringe visibilities around the optical axis are calculated by using a one-dimensional model with two sampling apertures. Light containing only even modes has a visibility of 1. The odd modes have a great influence on the degradation of visibilities.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 1989
Published: August 1, 1989

Citation
Kiichi Takamoto, "Young’s interference fringes with multiple-transverse-mode laser illumination," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6, 1137-1141 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-6-8-1137


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