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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 1999
  • pp: 4279–4280

Synthesis of Hybrid Spatial Coherence

Adolf W. Lohmann, Gal Shabtay, and David Mendlovic  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 20, pp. 4279-4280 (1999)

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Spatial coherence plays a major role in characterizing quasi-monochromatic, partially coherent, optical signals. Here a fairly simple system for synthesizing special cases of spatial coherence is proposed. The special cases, called hybrid, include the case of total coherence in the x direction and, simultaneously, total incoherence in the y direction. The optical setup is based on a quasi-monochromatic, spatially coherent light source, such as a laser, and a simple moving optical element.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence

Adolf W. Lohmann, Gal Shabtay, and David Mendlovic, "Synthesis of Hybrid Spatial Coherence," Appl. Opt. 38, 4279-4280 (1999)

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