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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1982
  • pp: 1095–1096

Linearity of quasi-homogeneous partially coherent imagery

Bahaa E. A. Saleh  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 8, pp. 1095-1096 (1982)

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Imaging under quasi-homogeneous (Carter-Wolf-model) partially coherent illumination is shown to be linear. The effective transfer function is shown to be a cross section of the transmission cross coefficient that characterizes nonlinear imaging with a Schell-model partially coherent illumination.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Bahaa E. A. Saleh, "Linearity of quasi-homogeneous partially coherent imagery," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 1095-1096 (1982)

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