Abstract

The synthesis of a multiple-peak spatial degree of coherence is demonstrated. This degree of coherence enables us to scan different sample points on different altitudes simultaneously and thus decreases the acquisition time. The multipeak degree of coherence is also used for imaging through an absorbing layer with different thicknesses or different indices of refraction along the layer. All our experiments are performed with a quasi-monochromatic light source. Therefore problems of dispersion and inhomogeneous absorption are avoided. Our experimental results are presented.

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