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The Coherence of Light

  • Koichi Shimoda
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 44)

Abstract

Interference and diffraction of light are phenomena known from various experiments. Whereas a dark room used to be necessary to observe interference and diffraction with the use of a monochromatic spectral light source, it is now possible to observe them in an ordinary room in daylight by using a laser light source. The phenomena of interference and diffraction of light are due to the wave nature of light, which will be discussed in this chapter.

Keywords

Autocorrelation Function Interference Pattern Coherence Length Light Wave Interference Fringe 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Koichi Shimoda
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityKohokuku, Yokohama 223Japan

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