Propagation of partially coherent optical vortices is investigated using mutual coherence function formalism. Analytical description allows to define and to study the characteristic features of the cross-correlation function of a vortex in the low-coherence limit.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
I. D. Maleev and G. A. Swartzlander, Jr., "Propagation of Spatial Correlation Vortices," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FThW5.
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