Acta Physica Hungarica

, Volume 72, Issue 2–4, pp 235–242 | Cite as

Wide angle interference of coherently scattered light

  • P. Varga
  • G. Kiss
  • Vera Schiller
Optics and Electrodynamics


A classical experiment, which can easily be performed in the classroom is reported here showing that light scattered in all directions is coherent whereas the usual interferometers offer interference within a restricted spatial angle only. The historical background of this experiment is given together with a brief survey of the early experiments and experimentators among whom is Schrödinger.


Rabie Black Ring Light Spot Fringe Spacing Interference Field 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Varga
    • 1
  • G. Kiss
    • 1
  • Vera Schiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Materials ScienceBudapestHungary

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