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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1372–1377

Partially coherent fundamental Gaussian wave generated by a fluctuating planar current source

S. R. Seshadri  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp. 1372-1377 (2010)

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The propagation characteristics of a spatially localized electromagnetic wave produced by a planar current source of different states of spatial coherence are analyzed by the use of a Gaussian Schell-model source. A linearly polarized fundamental electromagnetic Gaussian wave with the electric field perpendicular to the direction of propagation is treated. The effects of the degree of coherence of the source distribution on the radiation intensity distribution and the total radiated power are determined.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2010
Published: May 14, 2010

S. R. Seshadri, "Partially coherent fundamental Gaussian wave generated by a fluctuating planar current source," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 1372-1377 (2010)

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