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Display of spatial coherence of light in interference experiments: laboratory works and demonstrations
Author(s): Vladimir P. Ryabukho; Ol'ga A. Perepelitsina; Valery V. Tuchin

Paper Abstract

In the paper two different approaches for spatial coherence measurement are discussed. The usage of a special optical element (specklegram of shift) in the scheme of Young interferometer essentially raises a relative aperture of the optical device and allows one by an evident way to study the spatial coherence of light and to measure radius of spatial coherence. It is shown with use of the Michelson interferometer that the consideration of mutual spatial shift of interfering fields allows one to connect directly the spatial distribution of fringe visibility in the area of their localization with the function of a spatial coherence. The theoretical estimations and experimental results for longitudinal distribution of fringe visibility in the area of localization in the Michelson interferometer with an extended source of white light are given. The description of laboratory work and the demonstration instruments are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4588, Seventh International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (28 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.468741
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir P. Ryabukho, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Ol'ga A. Perepelitsina, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Valery V. Tuchin, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4588:
Seventh International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Tuan-Kay Lim; Robert P. Breault; Arthur H. Guenther; Arthur H. Guenther, Editor(s)

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