Abstract

The general problem of multiple-beam interference with partially coherent quasimonochromatic light is discussed. Both one-dimensional and two-dimensional regular and irregular arrays of apertures are treated. The coherence functions that are dealt with here are those arising naturally from incoherent, quasimonochromatic slit and circular sources, i.e., sinx/x and 2J1(x)/x correlation functions. Several experimental examples are included.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

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