Time-domain analysis of field correlations provided by the interferogram from a nonredundant pinhole array is performed. It is shown that the described single measurement is identically equal to a series of Young’s two-pinhole experiments. Proper postmeasurement analysis, taking into account the finite coherence time of the source, results in a sampling of the spatial–temporal coherence function.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2013
Published: March 11, 2013
Dominic F. Siriani, "Beyond Young’s experiment: time-domain correlation measurement in a pinhole array," Opt. Lett. 38, 857-859 (2013)