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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2013
  • pp: 857–859

Beyond Young’s experiment: time-domain correlation measurement in a pinhole array

Dominic F. Siriani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 6, pp. 857-859 (2013)

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Time-domain analysis of field correlations provided by the interferogram from a nonredundant pinhole array is performed. It is shown that the described single measurement is identically equal to a series of Young’s two-pinhole experiments. Proper postmeasurement analysis, taking into account the finite coherence time of the source, results in a sampling of the spatial–temporal coherence function.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2013
Published: March 11, 2013

Dominic F. Siriani, "Beyond Young’s experiment: time-domain correlation measurement in a pinhole array," Opt. Lett. 38, 857-859 (2013)

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