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  Session: The Wonderful World of AJP
  Paper Type: Invited
  Title: Digitally Controlling Light for Optical Interference
  Meeting: 2017 Winter Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
  Location: N/A
  Time: 1:00PM
  Author: Benjamin Perez-Garcia,, Tecnologico de Monterrey,
+52 1 8115260522, b.pegar@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): David Gossman,, Raul I. Hernandez-Aranda,, Andrew Forbes,
  Abstract: In the 19th century, Thomas Young presented his landmark experiment proving the controversial wave nature of light. He observed fringes in the intensity and thus attributed this phenomena to the interference between coherent light sources. In this study, we revisit this venerable with a modern twist using digital holograms. We then ask "fringes in what?", and show how that depending on how the optical fields interfere, fringe patterns in different observables can be observed. A tutorial approach to the topic is presented, aided by modern laboratory practices for the implementation of the underlying physics.
  Footnotes: Tecnologico de Monterrey
  Presentation: PRES_DigitalHolographyTechniquesForOpticalInterference.pdf

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