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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2003
  • pp: 4147–4151

Correlation-based phase space beam characterization

Daniela Dragoman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 20, pp. 4147-4151 (2003)

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A generalized correlation-based definition for moments of arbitrary order is introduced that can also accommodate mixed spatial and angular moments. Moreover, a transformation law for these moments for propagation through linear optical systems is derived. This law has the same form as the corresponding propagation law of the moments defined in terms of the Wigner distribution function. The correlation-based moments can be used to fully characterize beams of arbitrary states of coherence.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

Original Manuscript: January 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2003
Published: July 10, 2003

Daniela Dragoman, "Correlation-based phase space beam characterization," Appl. Opt. 42, 4147-4151 (2003)

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