Two-dimensional mapping of the asymmetric lateral coherence of thermal light

B. Paroli, M.A.C. Potenza
2016 Optics Express  
We report in this work the first experimental verification of the asymmetric lateral coherence which is a measurement of the spatio-temporal coherence by using a wide-band Young interference experiment with a fixed off-axis slit. We demonstrate the coherence properties through the measurement of the real part of the coherence factor of thermal light. We extend our recent results obtained for betatron and undulator radiations providing a robust experimental method for the two-dimensional mapping
more » ... dimensional mapping of the two-point correlation function of broadband radiation preserving the phase information. The proposed method can be used as a high-sensitivity alternative to traditional interferometry with quasi-monochromatic radiation. OCIS codes: (030.1640) Coherence; (340.6720) Synchrotron radiation; (140.7215) Undulator radiation. 18. B. Paroli, E. Chiadroni, M. Ferrario, and M. A. C. Potenza, "A systematic study of the asymmetric lateral coherence of radiation emitted by ultra-relativistic particles in laser-driven accelerators," Nucl.
doi:10.1364/oe.24.025676 pmid:27828503 fatcat:inpkljzyczd7rhe2g4yfzlqjiq