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Degree of coherence and electromagnetic resonators
Author(s): Jani Tervo; Toni Saastamoinen; Jari Pekka Turunen; Tero Setala; Ari T. Friberg
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Paper Abstract

Electromagnetic theory of open laser resonators is formulated in the domain of partially coherent optics. The theory is then used to find out the electromagnetic degree of coherence of the field in various situations. It is shown that if only one transverse mode is present in the steady-state condition, then the field is necessarily completely coherent in view of the recently introduced degree of coherence for electromagnetic fields [Opt. Express. 11, 1137 (2003)].

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5456, Photon Management, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549783
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Jani Tervo, Univ. of Joensuu (Finland)
Toni Saastamoinen, Univ. of Joensuu (Finland)
Jari Pekka Turunen, Univ. of Joensuu (Finland)
Tero Setala, Helsinki Univ. of Technology (Finland)
Ari T. Friberg, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5456:
Photon Management
Frank Wyrowski, Editor(s)

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