Abstract

We relate classic coherence properties of light at the output of a multimode optical fiber excited by a spatially coherent broadband source to speckle contrast measured by two different methods. Speckle contrast measured with an external diffuser is related to the effective number of modes, while that measured over the ensemble of random bends and twists of the fiber is related to the residual coherence defined as a spatial average of the modulus of the classic complex degree of coherence between pairs of widely separated points at the fiber output.

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