Generation of complete coherence in Young's interference experiment with random mutually uncorrelated electromagnetic beams. Academic Article uri icon


  • The recently developed theory that unifies the treatments of polarization and coherence of random electromagnetic beams is applied to study field correlations in Young's interference experiment. It is found that at certain pairs of points the transmitted field is spatially fully coherent, irrespective of the state of coherence and polarization of the field that is incident on the two pinholes.

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S., Dogariu, A., Visser, T. D., & Wolf, E.

citation count

  • 20

publication date

  • January 2005