Statistical properties of phase variation in shearing speckle interferometry and its effect on fringe visibility

T. W. Ng, F. S. Chau

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The statistical properties of two interfering speckle fields indicate a reduction in phase variation as the coherent correlation between them increases. In this paper, the impact of this phenomenon on fringe visibility in shearing speckle interferometry, where two laterally shifted speckle fields are superimposed, is studied. Work is also done to correlate fringe visibility with the amount of lateral shear based on the limitations imposed by phase variance statistics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2463-2469
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes

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