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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2932–2938

Singularities in speckled speckle: screening

David A. Kessler and Isaac Freund  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 2932-2938 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.002932


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Abstract

We study screening of optical singularities in random optical fields with two widely different length scales. We call the speckle patterns generated by such fields speckled speckle, because the major speckle spots in the pattern are themselves highly speckled. We study combinations of fields whose components exhibit short- and long-range correlations and find unusual forms of screening.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2008
Published: November 5, 2008

Citation
David A. Kessler and Isaac Freund, "Singularities in speckled speckle: screening," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2932-2938 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-12-2932


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