The ready availability of copious quantities of coherent visible light, through the development of the laser, has spawned a huge surge of activity in optical science and technology. Coherent visible optics, in its many guises, now plays an enormous role throughout modern science and technology.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(340.6720) X-ray optics : Synchrotron radiation
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7450) X-ray optics : X-ray interferometry
(340.7460) X-ray optics : X-ray microscopy
Focus Issue: Coherent x-ray optics
Original Manuscript: September 16, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2003
Published: September 22, 2003
K. Nugent, "Introduction," Opt. Express 11, 2266-2267 (2003)
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