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

Coherence Autocorrelation Tempo 

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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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