Accession Number : AD0660124

Title :   EFFECTS OF COHERENCE IN ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV N Y DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Wolf,Emil

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The report summarizes researches concerned with theoretical studies of coherence effects in electromagnetic fields, with special reference to the electromangetic range of the spectrum. Various properties of fluctuating fields were investigated and second and higher order coherence effects were analyzed. Relation between the classical and quantum theory of coherence was also considered. A degree of coherence of arbitrary order was introduced which has some advantages over that introduced earlier by other authors. Further, diagonal coherent state representation of quantum operators was studied. Some related investigations in statistical mechanics, and in diffraction theory of the electromagnetic field were also carried out. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COHERENT RADIATION, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION), (*LIGHT, COHERENT RADIATION), ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, FIELD THEORY, STATISTICAL MECHANICS, DIFFRACTION, BLACKBODY RADIATION

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE