OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1373–1380

Partially coherent Gaussian Schell-model electromagnetic beams

S. R. Seshadri  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 1373-1380 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.16.001373


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (403 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The characteristics of highly directional electromagnetic beams generated by planar sources of different states of spatial coherence are investigated by using variations of Gaussian Schell-model beams. Azimuthally symmetric beams with the electric vector polarized in the azimuthal direction and dipolar beams with linearly polarized electric fields are treated. The effect on the shape of the beam of decreasing the coherence length of the source distribution is discussed.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 1998
Revised Manuscript: February 12, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 1999
Published: June 1, 1999

Citation
S. R. Seshadri, "Partially coherent Gaussian Schell-model electromagnetic beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 1373-1380 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-16-6-1373


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. L. Mandel, E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, New York, 1995), pp. 263–287.
  2. S. R. Seshadri, “Electromagnetic Gaussian beam,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2712–2719 (1998). [CrossRef]
  3. J. T. Foley, M. S. Zubairy, “The directionality of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Commun. 26, 297–300 (1978). [CrossRef]
  4. A. T. Friberg, R. J. Sudol, “Propagation parameters of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Commun. 41, 383–387 (1982). [CrossRef]
  5. A. T. Friberg, R. J. Sudol, “The spatial coherence properties of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Acta 30, 1075–1097 (1983). [CrossRef]
  6. W. H. Carter, M. Bertolotti, “An analysis of the far-field coherence and radiant intensity of light scattered from liquid crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 329–333 (1978). [CrossRef]
  7. P. De Santis, F. Gori, G. Guattari, C. Palma, “An example of a Collett–Wolf source,” Opt. Commun. 29, 256–260 (1979). [CrossRef]
  8. E. Wolf, E. Collett, “Partially coherent sources which produce the same far-field intensity distribution as a laser,” Opt. Commun. 25, 293–296 (1978). [CrossRef]
  9. E. Collett, E. Wolf, “Is complete spatial coherence necessary for the generation of highly directional beams?” Opt. Lett. 2, 27–29 (1978). [CrossRef]
  10. M. W. Kowarz, E. Wolf, “Conservation laws for partially coherent free fields,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10, 88–94 (1993). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited