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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1644–1652

Optical vortices in Gaussian random wave fields: statistical probability densities

Isaac Freund  »View Author Affiliations

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

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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.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 19, 1993
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 1993
Published: May 1, 1994

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

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