Accession Number : ADA189520

Title :   Coherence Effects in Optical Physics with Special Reference to Spectroscopy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov. 84-Jan 88,

Corporate Author : ROCHESTER UNIV NY DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : Wolf, Emil

PDF Url : ADA189520

Report Date : Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Results are reported of investigation in the area of light propagation and spectroscopy from sources of arbitrary states of coherence. The research undertaken has completely clarified the foundations of the radiometric model. It was demonstrated conclusively that spatial coherence properties of a source influence the nature of the spectrum of the emitted radiation. A number of results were derived relating to effects of a random medium on the state of polarization of light transmitted through it. Keywords: Coherence; Spectroscopy; Radiometry; Red shift; Blue shift.

Descriptors :   *COHERENCE, *LIGHT TRANSMISSION, *OPTICS, *SPECTROSCOPY, BLUE(COLOR), MODELS, PHYSICS, POLARIZATION, RADIOMETRY, RED(COLOR), SHIFTING, SOURCES, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE