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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 667–669

Influence of longitudinal spatial coherence on the signal of a scanning interferometer

Vladimir Ryabukho, Dmitry Lyakin, and Mikhail Lobachev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 667-669 (2004)

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The physical conditions for observing the longitudinal spatial coherence of light of an extended thermal source in interference experiments are defined. For experimental verification of these conditions a Michelson interferometer with a longitudinal scanning mirror was used. The influence of the longitudinal spatial coherence of thermal light on a fringe envelope is demonstrated experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference

Vladimir Ryabukho, Dmitry Lyakin, and Mikhail Lobachev, "Influence of longitudinal spatial coherence on the signal of a scanning interferometer," Opt. Lett. 29, 667-669 (2004)

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