A variety of the complex degree of spectral coherence μ is provided for investigating the correlation-induced spectral changes resulting from two-beam interference in the space-frequency domain. Primary two-point sources with variant Gaussian-like spectra illuminate the secondary source plane across which spatially, partially coherent wave fields result to produce μ. The variational aspects of μ are controllable by the primary source parameters. The spectral changes are discussed in detail in association with the μ-dependent interference term. The argument of μ plays a particularly important role in asymmetric changes in spectrum.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 16, 1997
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 1997
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 1997
Published: April 1, 1998
Hidenobu Arimoto and Yoshihiro Ohtsuka, "Complex degree of spectral coherence and spectral changes measured by two-beam interference experiments in the space-frequency domain," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 914-923 (1998)