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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1159–1163

Rotational frequency shifts in partially coherent optical fields

M. Hautakorpi, J. Lindberg, T. Setälä, and M. Kaivola  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 1159-1163 (2006)

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We study the frequency shifts taking place when a random, stationary optical field rotates with respect to an observer. The field is expanded in terms of fully coherent Laguerre–Gaussian basis modes, for which the rotational frequency shifts have been studied previously. We demonstrate the formalism by considering the spectrum of a Gaussian Schell-model field, and show that for a spatially highly incoherent field, significant spectral changes can be expected.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2005

M. Hautakorpi, J. Lindberg, T. Setälä, and M. Kaivola, "Rotational frequency shifts in partially coherent optical fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1159-1163 (2006)

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