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Coherence is a relative property

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2 Author(s)
Heydari, H. ; Dept. of Microelectronics & Information Technol., R. Inst. of Technol., Kista, Sweden ; Bjork, Gunnar

The paper presents the authors' view on the relativity of optical coherence. Fields from two (or more) lasers are relatively coherent but incoherent relative to any other independent laser. Hence, to their view, there is no "true coherence", in contrast to Molmer's assertions.

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Quantum Electronics Conference, 2003. EQEC '03. European

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22-27 June 2003