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Wolf, Emil
Oral history interview with Emil Wolf, 1983 November 4 and 1984 September 23.
Comments on some of Wolf's research: first studies of coherence in the mid-1950s; lasers and the problem of complete coherence; holography; global coherence; the structure of laser light in the focal plane of lenses; coherence in the space-frequency domain; the nature of scientific progress. Also includes discussion of the social circumstances of his research: funding arrangements; consultancies; scientific contacts; the controversy between Glauber and Wolf, Mandel, and Sudarshan.
Emil Wolf, born in Prague, Czech. in 1922. Mathematical Physics, Opitcs. Professor of Physics, University of Manchester, 1959-1987; Wilson Professor of Optical Physics, University of Rochester from 1987.
Wolf, Emil
University of Rochester. Institute of Optics
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Bromberg, Joan Lisa, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA