## Optical vortices in Gaussian random wave fields: statistical probability densities

JOSA A, Vol. 11, Issue 5, pp. 1644-1652 (1994)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.11.001644

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### Abstract

Simple, closed-form analytical expressions are given for the statistical probability densities of the six parameters that define an optical vortex (phase singularity) in a Gaussian random wave field. Good agreement is found between calculation and a computer simulation that generates these vortices.

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**History**

Original Manuscript: August 19, 1993

Revised Manuscript: October 18, 1993

Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 1993

Published: May 1, 1994

**Citation**

Isaac Freund, "Optical vortices in Gaussian random wave fields: statistical probability densities," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A **11**, 1644-1652 (1994)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-11-5-1644

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