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Phase correlations and optical coherence
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Microelectronics and Applied Physics, MAP.
2012 (English)In: Optics Letters, ISSN 0146-9592, E-ISSN 1539-4794, Vol. 37, no 2, 151-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We examine the properties of the recently introduced degrees of coherence regarding the phase correlations of the optical field. It is seen that some of these quantities are straightforwardly related to the limits of complete dependence and complete independence of phases, which were used as the extremes of complete coherence and complete incoherence by Zernike in 1938. Certain other coherence measures are not in agreement with these limits in all situations. Our results elucidate the physical meaning of coherence in electromagnetic fields.

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2012. Vol. 37, no 2, 151-153 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-90652DOI: 10.1364/OL.37.000151ISI: 000299818600011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84856266525OAI: diva2:509916
QC 20120313Available from: 2012-03-14 Created: 2012-02-27 Last updated: 2012-03-14Bibliographically approved

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