Optical interferometry with pulsed fields

Robert W. Schoonover, Brynmor J. Davis, Randy A. Bartels, P. Scott Carney

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The problem of predicting and interpreting the results of interferometric optical experiments involving pulse trains is addressed. Specifically, a cyclostationary field arising from the modulation of a stationary, stochastic source is considered in the classical Young's experiment. It is shown that the effects of modulation may be identical to unrelated statistical interference effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1541-1556
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jun 2008


  • Interferometry
  • Metrology
  • Statistical optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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