Laser speckle is the name given to the random, high contrast, granular pattern observed when a diffusively reflecting object is illuminated with laser light. In the early days of lasers, the effect was regarded purely as a nuisance, but it was not long before scientists started to study speckle for its own sake (Dainty, 1984) and to develop practical applications of the phenomenon.


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