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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2453–2458

Mode expansion for Gaussian Schell-model beams with partially correlated modes

Baida Lü and Bin Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 2453-2458 (1999)

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Analytical expressions for the mode expansion for Gaussian Schell-model (GSM) beams with partially correlated modes are derived on the basis of the partial-coherence theory and the M2-factor concept. It is shown that our results have general characteristics and are valid for partially coherent laser light, which can be expressed as GSM beams. Moreover, owing to the cross correlation of modes, some modifications to the previous theory have to be made.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory

Original Manuscript: October 12, 1998
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 1999
Published: October 1, 1999

Baida Lü and Bin Zhang, "Mode expansion for Gaussian Schell-model beams with partially correlated modes," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2453-2458 (1999)

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