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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2159–2164

Multi-Gaussian Schell-model beams

Olga Korotkova, Serkan Sahin, and Elena Shchepakina  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 2159-2164 (2012)

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In a recent publication [Opt. Lett. 37, 2970 (2012)], a novel class of planar stochastic sources, generating far fields with flat intensity profiles, was introduced. In this paper we examine the behavior of the spectral density and the state of coherence of beamlike fields generated by such sources on propagation in free space and linear isotropic random media. In particular, we find that at sufficiently large distances from the source, the medium destroys the flat intensity profile, even if it remains such for intermediate distances from the source.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: July 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2012
Published: September 19, 2012

Olga Korotkova, Serkan Sahin, and Elena Shchepakina, "Multi-Gaussian Schell-model beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 2159-2164 (2012)

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