Statistical Properties of Speckle Patterns

  • Nikita A. Fomin
Part of the Experimental Fluid Mechanics book series (FLUID)


The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the various basic statistical properties of speckle patterns. We will basically follow Goodman [22] with some additions concerning dynamic speckle behaviour. Two main functions, namely, the probability density functions (PDF) and correlation functions (CFs) will be introduced and used for the statistical description of a speckle pattern.


Probability Density Function Speckle Pattern Probability Density Function Speckle Field Speckle Photography 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikita A. Fomin
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  1. 1.Heat and Mass Transfer InstituteBelarus Academy of SciencesMinskBelarus, CIS

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