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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1616–1625

Efficient numerical representation of the optical field for the propagation of partially coherent radiation with a specified spatial and temporal coherence function

Christer Rydberg and Jörgen Bengtsson  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 1616-1625 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.23.001616


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Abstract

We propose a method to narrow the gap between the rigorous methods for the propagation of partially coherent light, which require excessive computational capacity, and the numerical methods used in practical engineering applications, where it is not clear how to handle spatial and temporal coherence in a statistically correct manner. As is the case for the latter methods, the numerical method described can deal with fields with a large spatial and temporal extent, which is necessary in practical applications such as laser fusion or optical lithography. However, the method also takes a few steps toward a more rigorous, yet efficient, representation of the optical field, which depends on detailed specified coherence properties of the radiation. The described method uses a set of independent monochromatic fields at different oscillation frequencies. The frequencies are chosen such that the statistical properties of the integrated intensity closely resemble those from a full-time trace treatment. Finally, we demonstrate the capabilities and limitations of the method with a few numerical examples of the propagation of a large field with a specified spatial and temporal coherence.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2005

Citation
Christer Rydberg and Jörgen Bengtsson, "Efficient numerical representation of the optical field for the propagation of partially coherent radiation with a specified spatial and temporal coherence function," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 1616-1625 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-23-7-1616

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