The Coherence of Light
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.
KeywordsAutocorrelation Function Interference Pattern Coherence Length Light Wave Interference Fringe
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