Section 8: Coherence Theory

We have already touched on aspects of coherence, such as in the effect of spatial and temporal coherence on interference. In our typical examples, we assume either perfect coherence or no coherence, but there is a need to be able to describe the case of partial coherence aptly for application in the lab and in research.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction to Coherence
  2. Visibility
  3. Degree of Coherence and the Mutual Coherence Function
  4. Temporal and Spatial Coherence
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