## Iwasawa decomposition in first-order optics: universal treatment of shape-invariant propagation for coherent and partially coherent beams

JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 2146-2155 (1998)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.15.002146

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### Abstract

We present the Iwasawa decomposition theorem for the group

© 1998 Optical Society of America

**OCIS Codes**

(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics

(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence

(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics

(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

**History**

Original Manuscript: December 5, 1997

Revised Manuscript: March 30, 1998

Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 1998

Published: August 1, 1998

**Citation**

R. Simon and N. Mukunda, "Iwasawa decomposition in first-order optics: universal treatment of shape-invariant propagation for coherent and partially coherent beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A **15**, 2146-2155 (1998)

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