We develop an electromagnetic analysis for partially correlated thin annular sources. The elements of the correlation matrix are assumed to depend only on the angular distance between two typical points. For any such source, we show how the modal expansion can be found. Correlation changes upon free propagation are discussed. Further, examples and possible synthesis schemes are presented.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: January 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2010
Published: May 21, 2010
M. Santarsiero, V. Ramírez-Sánchez, and R. Borghi, "Partially correlated thin annular sources: the vectorial case," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 1450-1456 (2010)