To simulate the effects of multiple-longitudinal modes and rapid fluctuations in center frequency, we use sinusoidal phase modulation and linewidth broadening, respectively. These effects allow us to degrade the temporal coherence of our master-oscillator laser, which we then use to conduct digital holography experiments. In turn, our results show that the coherence efficiency decreases quadratically with fringe visibility and that our measurements agree with our models to within 1.8% for sinusoidal phase modulation and 6.9% for linewidth broadening.
Douglas E. Thornton, Davin Mao, Mark F. Spencer, Christopher A. Rice, and Glen P. Perram "Digital holography experiments with degraded temporal coherence," Optical Engineering 59(10), 102406 (11 January 2020). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.59.10.102406