Abstract

In this paper the effect of the extension of two coherent light sources on interference fringes is examined. The change in the aspect of the fringes when the coherent sources are widened in the same direction is discussed. A relation between the width of the coherent sources, the distance of the screen, and the wavelength for which the interference fringes may be seen, is established. This relation is discussed in connection with some special cases.

© 1956 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Influence of Light Source Size on Diffraction by an Opaque Strip

Branimir Marković
J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47(12) 1074-1075 (1957)

Young’s interference experiments with a laser filamentary light source

Mónica E. Manceñido, Gustavo Pozzi, Luciano Zunino, and Mario Garavaglia
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16(11) 2767-2771 (1999)

Effects of pseudothermal light source's transverse size and coherence width in ghost-interference experiments

Itamar Vidal, Dilson P. Caetano, Eduardo J. S. Fonseca, and Jandir M. Hickmann
Opt. Lett. 34(9) 1450-1452 (2009)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (10)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (12)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription