We emphasize that the visibility of interference fringes is not an appropriate characteristic for the electromagnetic degree of coherence. Our definition is consistent with the notions of complete coherence. All points put forward in the Comment were already noted in our previous publication [Opt. Express 11, 1137 (2003)].
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Tero Setälä, Jani Tervo, and Ari T. Friberg, "Reply to comment on “Complete electromagnetic coherence in the space-frequency domain”," Opt. Lett. 29, 1713-1714 (2004)