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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 695–705

Coherence properties of nonstationary light wave fields

Leonid Sereda, Mario Bertolotti, and Aldo Ferrari  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 695-705 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.15.000695


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Abstract

A spectral approach to the theory of partial coherence of nonstationary light [BertolottiM., Pure Appl. Opt. 6, 153 (1997)] is applied to the study of spatial coherence properties of nonstationary wave fields on propagation in free space. Three types of nonstationary light sources are considered—a point source, a spatially incoherent source, and a uniformly coherent source, the last being perfectly coherent in both space–time and space–frequency domains. An example of the diffraction pattern from a slit with nonstationary partially coherent illumination is used to illustrate the general discussion.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 1997
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 1997
Published: March 1, 1998

Citation
Leonid Sereda, Mario Bertolotti, and Aldo Ferrari, "Coherence properties of nonstationary light wave fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 695-705 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-15-3-695

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