The topological reactions of correlation vortices are investigated. They suggest the possible use of correlation vortices as a probe of the statistical properties of a field or a medium.
© 2008 The Optical Society
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics
Y. Gu and G. Gbur, "Topological Reactions of Correlation Vortices," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FMK3.
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