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Optical correlation devices for measuring randomly phased objects
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Paper Abstract

The possibilities of optical diagnostics of random phase objects are studied, based on measurements of transverse coherence function, scintillation index, and amplitude and phase dispersion of the field resulting from interaction with the object. The advantages of these methods over commonly used methods are increased speed and accuracy. Interference measurements of second- and higher-order correlation parameters of the field phase are demonstrated, which can be used to find the corresponding probability density distribution function for objects with phase statistics differing from Gaussian statistics. Also reported are results on the structure of phase-inhomogeneous crystals, rough surfaces, and plane-parallel plates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(12) doi: 10.1117/12.142946
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Oleg V. Angelsky, Chernovtsy Univ. (Ukraine)
Peter P. Maksimyak, Chernovtsy Univ. (Ukraine)

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