Phase correlations and optical coherence
2012 (English)In: Optics Letters, ISSN 0146-9592, E-ISSN 1539-4794, Vol. 37, no 2, 151-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 37, no 2, 151-153 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-90652DOI: 10.1364/OL.37.000151ISI: 000299818600011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84856266525OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-90652DiVA: diva2:509916
QC 201203132012-03-142012-02-272012-03-14Bibliographically approved