Abstract

In the study of a flexible fluid prism, it was noticed that the coherence of a collimated beam arising from a filtered Hg lamp (Δν ≤ 100 Å) was greatly reduced, even for prism angles of only a few degrees (7° or less). A mathematical description for the effect of thin prisms on the coherence was accordingly developed and used as a guide to further study of the effect. This description, as well as the confirming experimental results, is presented in this paper.

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M. J. Beran and G. B. Parrent, Jr., Theory of Partial Coherence (Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1964).

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, Inc., New York, 1964), Chap. 10.

Bracewell, R. N.

R. N. Bracewell and J. A. Roberts, Australian J. Phys. 7, 615 (1954).

Parrent, Jr., G. B.

M. J. Beran and G. B. Parrent, Jr., Theory of Partial Coherence (Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1964).

Roberts, J. A.

R. N. Bracewell and J. A. Roberts, Australian J. Phys. 7, 615 (1954).

Smith, A.

A. Smith and R. Whitney, presented at the Spring Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C. (1964). [J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 571A (1964)].

Thompson, B. J.

B. J. Thompson and E. Wolf, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 895 (1957).

Whitney, R.

A. Smith and R. Whitney, presented at the Spring Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C. (1964). [J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 571A (1964)].

Wolf, E.

B. J. Thompson and E. Wolf, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 895 (1957).

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, Inc., New York, 1964), Chap. 10.

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A. Smith and R. Whitney, presented at the Spring Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C. (1964). [J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 571A (1964)].

B. J. Thompson and E. Wolf, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 895 (1957).

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, Inc., New York, 1964), Chap. 10.

R. N. Bracewell and J. A. Roberts, Australian J. Phys. 7, 615 (1954).

M. J. Beran and G. B. Parrent, Jr., Theory of Partial Coherence (Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1964).

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