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Applied Industrial Optics: Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology
Monterey, California United States
June 24-28, 2012
ISBN: 1-55752-947-7
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Wave-field Imaging with Partially Coherent Light

Laura Waller, Lei Tian, George Barbastathis, and Jason W. Fleischer  »View Author Affiliations


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Coherent (laser) light is fully determined by its amplitude and phase, whereas partially coherent light must involve higher-order statistical descriptions, offering inherently more degrees-of-freedom. Here, we describe practical methods for measurement of partially (spatially) coherent beams.

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OCIS Codes
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(170.0180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Microscopy
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

L. Waller, L. Tian, G. Barbastathis, and J. W. Fleischer, "Wave-field Imaging with Partially Coherent Light," in Imaging and Applied Optics Technical Papers, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper AW3B.3.

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