An understanding of correlation singularities is fundamentally important in imaging science. Until now spatial coherence studies have examined two-dimensional projections of the four-dimensional correlation function. Here we describe the properties of the complete correlation function.
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(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
G. Gbur and G. Swartzlander, "Complete Representation of an Optical Correlation Singularity," 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 FThT2.
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