The spectral coherence of a light wave on scattering is closely related with the properties of the scattering medium. Within the accuracy of the first-order Born approximation, we present the condition for the invariance of the spectral degree of the coherence of a spatially coherent scalar plane light wave on scattering, and we discuss several typical examples on weak scattering.
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Original Manuscript: November 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2010
Published: March 12, 2010
Tao Wang and Daomu Zhao, "Condition for the invariance of the spectral degree of coherence of a completely coherent light wave on weak scattering," Opt. Lett. 35, 847-849 (2010)