A new theoretical method with generality is proposed to study the statistical properties of the speckle phase. The general expression of the standard deviation of the speckle phase about the first-order statistics is derived according to the relation between the phase and the complex speckle amplitude. The statistical properties of the speckle phase have been studied in the diffraction fields with this new theoretical method.
© 2009 Chinese Optics Letters
Qiankai Wang, "A new method of studying the statistical properties of speckle phase," Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 5-8 (2009)