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Role Of Coherence Concepts In The Study Of Speckle
Author(s): Joseph W. Goodman
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Paper Abstract

The role of coherence in the study of speckle patterns is considered. It is shown that the type of coherence used in such analysis has an important difference from the "classical" coherence concepts. The analogy between speckle and thermal radiation is explored. The second-order coherence properties of speckle are summarized. Finally, some aspects of speckle that do not arise in classical coherence theory are discussed.

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Date Published: 25 October 1979
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0194, Applications of Optical Coherence, (25 October 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957910
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Joseph W. Goodman, Stanford University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0194:
Applications of Optical Coherence
William H. Carter, Editor(s)

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