Characteristics of Coherent Optical Sources

  • Franz Hillenkamp
  • Wesley J. Marshall
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 242)


Coherent Optical Sources are with few exceptions (see Synchrotron radiation) Lasers. Therefore only lasers will be considered here as a source of coherent radiation.


Focal Plane Gaussian Beam Spatial Coherence Beam Waist Temporal Coherence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz Hillenkamp
    • 1
  • Wesley J. Marshall
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Medical PhysicsUniversity of MünsterMünsterFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Laser Microwave DivisionU.S. Army Environmental Hygiene AgencyUSA

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