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Storage and retrieval of coherence functions using instantaneous holograms
Author(s): Tomohiro Shirai; Emil Wolf; Girish S. Agarwal; Leonard Mandel
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Paper Abstract

A novel method is described for storing and retrieving the second-order correlation function of partially coherent fields. The key element of the method is an instantaneous hologram that records the superposition of a random field whose correlation function is to be determined and the mutually incoherent reference field, taken over a time interval that is much shorter than the coherence time of the random field. The method is somewhat similar to conventional holography, but differs from it in several important respects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.355044
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Tomohiro Shirai, Mechanical Engineering Lab. (Japan)
Emil Wolf, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Girish S. Agarwal, Physical Research Lab. (India)
Leonard Mandel, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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