A class of electromagnetic sources with nonuniformly distributed field correlations is introduced. The conditions on source parameters guaranteeing that the source generates a physical beam are derived. It is shown that the new sources are capable of producing beams with polarization properties that evolve on propagation in a manner much more complex compared to the well-known electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: July 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2012
Published: September 19, 2012
Zhisong Tong and Olga Korotkova, "Electromagnetic nonuniformly correlated beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 2154-2158 (2012)