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In order to predict the intensity noise of the chaotic source of M atoms we consider the instantaneous intensity I(t) and the averaged intensity I . 26) since all the cross terms average out due to the randomness of the phase functions. The total average intensity is simply the sum of the average intensity emitted by a single atom. 27) j=1 The only terms which will contribute to this value are those where each factor is multiplied by 34 2 Classical models of light 5 (a) vector sum at one time (magnified) (b) time development of vector 10 0 0 10 5 5 10 0 5 10 0 10 (c) Magnitude 5 0 100 (d) Intensity 50 average Int.

This basic effect is the source of fringes in all first order interferometry including double slit type experiments. 3) To see that g (1) (τ ) measures the coherence of the light consider the depth of the modulation in the above example. 4) 28 2 Classical models of light Maximum modulation results in V = 1 whilst no modulation results in V = 0. 5) Thus for this simple example the first order correlation is equal to the visibility. If the source was a perfect sinusoid then α would be a constant in time and we would have g (1) (τ ) = 1 regardless of the time delay.

This apparatus does not require the mechanical stability of an interferometer. However, some questions arise: In which way is this experiment related to an interferometer? How can it provide similar information if we have disbanded the crucial phase measurement? To answer these questions, we remind ourselves that stellar interferometers measure the spatial coherence of light, transverse to the direction of observation. 7: Intensity interferometer proposed and developed by Hanbury Brown & Twiss [Bro56] phase of the light fluctuates wildly and so does the amplitude of light from a thermal source.