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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1996
  • pp: 2086–2090

Average coherence approximation for partially coherent optical systems

Boaz Salik, Joseph Rosen, and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 2086-2090 (1996)

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We introduce an approximation to the Hopkins integral for partially coherent optical systems. The average coherence approximation yields results close to the Hopkins integral for a wide range of coherent transfer functions and illumination functions and is far less computationally demanding than the full Hopkins integral.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 2, 1996
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 1996
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 1996
Published: October 1, 1996

Boaz Salik, Joseph Rosen, and Amnon Yariv, "Average coherence approximation for partially coherent optical systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 2086-2090 (1996)

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