complex degree of coherence

complex degree of coherence

[′käm‚pleks də′grē əv ‚kō′hir·əns]
(physics)
A measure of the coherence between two waves, equal to the cross-correlation function between the normalized amplitude of one wave and the complex conjugate of the normalized amplitude of the other.
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Chen, "Evolution properties of the complex degree of coherence of a partially coherent Laguerre-Gaussian beam in turbulent atmosphere," J.