Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 5 (2010)

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

D. P. Barato, M. L. Calvo


We present a revisited study of the Thompson-Wolf experiment earlier developed in 1957, with the aim to characterize the degree of spatial coherence 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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