BS in Physics
John P. Sharpe
In this experiment we investigate the correlations in the intensity of diffracted light using an interferometer similar to Hanbury Brown and Twiss’. We use a pseudo-thermal light source composed of a laser and a rotating ground-glass screen with detection by silicon photodiodes. The experimental results agree with the theory that describes the correlation between spatially separated parts of the intensity field.
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