The generalized Huygens–Fresnel diffraction integral for misaligned asymmetric first-order optical systems is derived by using the canonical operator method, which enables us to study propagation properties of anisotropic Gaussian Schell-model (AGSM) beams through misaligned asymmetric first-order optical systems. It is shown that under the action of misaligned asymmetric first-order optical systems AGSM beams do not preserve the closed property. Therefore generalized partially coherent anisotropic Gaussian Schell-model beams called decentered anisotropic Gaussian Schell-model (DAGSM) beams are introduced, and AGSM beams can be regarded as a special case of DAGSM beams.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 29, 2001
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2001
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2001
Published: March 1, 2002
Guilin Ding and Baida Lü, "Generalized Huygens–Fresnel diffraction integral for misaligned asymmetric first-order optical systems and decentered anisotropic Gaussian Schell-model beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 485-490 (2002)