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On the Thompson-Wolf experiment: a study with laser sources



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Calvo Padilla, María Luisa and Paredes Barato, David (2010) On the Thompson-Wolf experiment: a study with laser sources. Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications, 5 . ISSN 1990-2573

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2971/jeos.2010.10051s



We present a revisited study of the Thompson-Wolf experiment earlier developed in 1957 with the aim to characterize the degree of spatial coherent of a luminous source. We develop further experiments by using laser sources under various modal regimes. We analyze the experimental results.

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© The Authors. All rights reserved.
The financial support of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), grant TEC2008-04105 is acknowledged. We are indebted to Maria Paz Hern´andez-Garay, Ana Manzanares and Oscar Martínez-Matos for their very valuable support and suggestions.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Coherence, Interference, Light, Beam
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:25417
Deposited On:14 May 2014 07:54
Last Modified:14 May 2014 07:54

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