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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2336–2338

Spatial and temporal coherence characterization of a smoothed laser beam

J. Surville, L. Videau, S. Montant, C. Stenz, and C. Sauteret  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 20, pp. 2336-2338 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002336


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Abstract

The measurement of the coherence characteristics of the speckles generated by an optically smoothed laser source is investigated. We present a new method that can be used for every kind of smoothing technique. A modified Mach–Zehnder interferometer allows us to measure both the lifetime and the spatial transverse size of the hot spots generated by a broadband and transverse multimode source. Experimental results agree well with theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle

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J. Surville, L. Videau, S. Montant, C. Stenz, and C. Sauteret, "Spatial and temporal coherence characterization of a smoothed laser beam," Opt. Lett. 29, 2336-2338 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-20-2336

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