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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2005
  • pp: 120–122

Generation of complete coherence in Young's interference experiment with random mutually uncorrelated electromagnetic beams

G. S. Agarwal, A. Dogariu, T. D. Visser, and E. Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 120-122 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000120


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Abstract

The recently developed theory that unifies the treatments of polarization and coherence of random electromagnetic beams is applied to study field correlations in Young's interference experiment. It is found that at certain pairs of points the transmitted field is spatially fully coherent, irrespective of the state of coherence and polarization of the field that is incident on the two pinholes.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory

Citation
G. S. Agarwal, A. Dogariu, T. D. Visser, and E. Wolf, "Generation of complete coherence in Young's interference experiment with random mutually uncorrelated electromagnetic beams," Opt. Lett. 30, 120-122 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-2-120


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