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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1016–1021

Realizability condition for electromagnetic Schell-model sources

F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and V. Ramírez-Sánchez  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 1016-1021 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.001016


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Abstract

The set of functions that appear in the correlation matrix of an electromagnetic source must satisfy the constraint of nonnegative definiteness. Here we derive a necessary and sufficient condition for nonnegativeness for the class of electromagnetic Schell-model sources. This result also suggests a possible synthesis procedure for this type of source. As an illustration, two specific examples of electromagnetic Schell-model sources are discussed.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2008
Published: April 14, 2008

Citation
F. Gori, M. Santarsiero, R. Borghi, and V. Ramírez-Sánchez, "Realizability condition for electromagnetic Schell-model sources," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 1016-1021 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-5-1016

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