Accession Number : AD0625038

Title :   COHERENCE PROPERTIES OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Chih-Chiang,Wang

Report Date : 30 NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Recent advances are surveyed in research on the coherence properties of light and the concept is discussed of the photon degeneracy and the degree of coherence, which plays an important role in explaining many problems such as interference, beats, intensity fluctuations and so on. Since the processes of radiation occur at random the intensity of beat signal is determined by the correlation of the processes. Since photons are regarded as bosons there will be a corresponding term in the intensity fluctuations. From the experimental results available it appears that all coherent properties of light can be explained in terms of the basic concept of quantum mechanics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, INTERFERENCE), LIGHT, INTENSITY, PHOTONS, QUANTUM THEORY, OPTICS, LASERS, INTERFEROMETERS, CHINA

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE