The phase space representation of imaging with optical fields in any state of spatial coherence is developed by using spatial coherence wavelets. It leads to new functions for describing the optical transfer and response of imaging systems when the field is represented by Wigner distribution functions. Specific imaging cases are analyzed in this context, and special attention is devoted to the imaging of two point sources.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: December 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2008
Published: May 21, 2008
Roman Castaneda, "Phase space representation of spatially partially coherent imaging," Appl. Opt. 47, E53-E62 (2008)