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Spatial coherence of laser output far below threshold

Kimble, H. J. and Mandel, L. (1973) Spatial coherence of laser output far below threshold. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 63 (12). pp. 1550-1552. ISSN 0030-3941.

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The light emerging from the output aperture of a laser should be spatially coherent even when the laser is operated far below its threshold and behaves substantially as a thermal source. The spatial coherence has been demonstrated experimentally by photoelectric correlation measurements at different pairs of points in the aperture.

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Additional Information:© 1973 Optical Society of America. (Received 11 September 1973) We are indebted to Walter Rybka of Bausch and Lomb for providing us with the glass fibers. This work supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Paper presented at 1973 Annual Meeting, Optical Society of America [J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1299A (1973)].
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Official Citation:H. J. Kimble and L. Mandel, "Spatial coherence of laser output far below threshold," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1550- (1973)
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