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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1997
  • pp: 491–496

Focusing of partially coherent light in systems of large Fresnel numbers

Weijian Wang, Ari T. Friberg, and Emil Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 14, Issue 2, pp. 491-496 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.14.000491


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Abstract

A theory is developed for analyzing the structure of a focused random field in systems of large Fresnel numbers. The analysis provides a general expression for the cross-spectral density of the focused field in terms of the cross-spectral density of the random field on a spherical reference surface in the region of the diffracting aperture. The results are illustrated by considering the structure of the focal region in a field produced by focusing a partially coherent wave whose correlation function is frequently encountered in practice.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 5, 1996
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 1996
Published: February 1, 1997

Citation
Weijian Wang, Ari T. Friberg, and Emil Wolf, "Focusing of partially coherent light in systems of large Fresnel numbers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14, 491-496 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-14-2-491

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