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Reflections on speckle: old and new results
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Paper Abstract

Speckle was re-discovered after the invention of the laser in 1960. The unpublished 1963 Stanford Electronics Laboratory report by J W Goodman was the first comprehensive derivation of the first and second order statistics of the speckle intensity. This short paper describes how the senior author came to know Professor Goodman through their mutual, and lasting, interest in laser speckle. New results in speckle continue to be discovered, and we briefly describe one of these, the elimination of phase vortices using cascade adaptive optics systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8122, Tribute to Joseph W. Goodman, 81220F (20 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895197
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Christopher Dainty, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Mingzhou Chen, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8122:
Tribute to Joseph W. Goodman
H. John Caulfield; Henri H. Arsenault, Editor(s)

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