Accession Number : AD0611030

Title :   COHERENCE PROPERTIES OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS RESEARCH LANGUAGE CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Wang,Chih-chiang

Report Date : MAY 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This paper primarily discusses recent progress in research dealing with coherence properties of electromagnetic radiation. Using the concept of photon degeneracy and the degree of coherence, problems such as interference, intensity fluctuations and the properties of coherent light sources are explained. Since the radiation process is random, the intensity of the signal generated by the interference of different sources can be determined by the correlation of radiation processes as derived in this paper. Treating photons as bosons, the phenomenon 'intensity interference' is explained as quantum fluctuations. Thus, the coherence properties of radiation may well be interpreted from the basic concept of quantum mechanics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, COHERENT SCATTERING), (*COHERENT SCATTERING, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION), LIGHT, INTERFERENCE, INTENSITY, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, QUANTUM THEORY, BOSONS, INTERFEROMETERS, CHINA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE