Speckles

  • Werner Lauterborn
  • Thomas Kurz
  • Martin Wiesenfeldt

Abstract

When laser light strikes a white wall or just some surface in space, a speckle pattern is observed. An example is given in Fig. 6.1. As a similar phenomenon is not observed with incandescent light or light from a spectral lamp, it must be a special property of laser light. Indeed, it is the special coherence properties of laser light that lead to the appearance of speckle patterns.

Keywords

Argon Retina Coherence Drilling Autocorrelation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Lauterborn
    • 1
  • Thomas Kurz
    • 1
  • Martin Wiesenfeldt
    • 1
  1. 1.Drittes Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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