Spectral degree of coherence of a random three-dimensional electromagnetic field
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A-Opt. Image Sci. Vis.
FREQUENCY-DOMAIN; INTERFERENCE; DIFFRACTION; LIGHT; Optics
The complex spectral degree of coherence of a general random, statistically stationary electromagnetic field is introduced in a manner similar to the way it is defined for a beamlike field, namely, by means of Young's interference experiment. Both its modulus and its phase are measurable. We illustrate the definition by applying it to blackbody radiation emerging from a cavity. The results are of particular interest for near-field optics. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America.
Journal of the Optical Society of America a-Optics Image Science and Vision
"Spectral degree of coherence of a random three-dimensional electromagnetic field" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4505.