## Reconstruction of spatial, phase, and coherence properties of light

JOSA A, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 1407-1416 (2004)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.21.001407

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### Abstract

Image reconstruction of partially coherent light is interpreted as quantum-state reconstruction. An efficient method based on the maximum-likelihood estimation is proposed for acquiring information from blurred intensity measurements affected by noise. Connections with incoherent-image restoration are pointed out. The feasibility of the method is demonstrated numerically. Spatial and correlation details significantly below the diffraction limit are revealed in the reconstructed pattern.

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**OCIS Codes**

(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence

(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques

(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval

(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution

(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing

(110.4980) Imaging systems : Partial coherence in imaging

**History**

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2003

Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2004

Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2004

Published: August 1, 2004

**Citation**

Miroslav Ježek and Zdeněk Hradil, "Reconstruction of spatial, phase, and coherence properties of light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A **21**, 1407-1416 (2004)

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