## Generation and propagation of partially coherent beams with nonconventional correlation functions: a review [Invited] |

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 2083-2096 (2014)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.002083

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### Abstract

Partially coherent beams with nonconventional correlation functions have displayed many extraordinary properties, such as self-focusing and self-splitting, which are totally different from those of partially coherent beams with conventional Gaussian correlated Schell-model functions and are useful in many applications, such as optical trapping, free-space optical communications, and material thermal processing. In this paper, we present a review of recent developments on generation and propagation of partially coherent beams with nonconventional correlation functions.

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**OCIS Codes**

(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence

(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

**ToC Category:**

Coherence and Statistical Optics

**History**

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2014

Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2014

Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2014

Published: August 29, 2014

**Citation**

Yangjian Cai, Yahong Chen, and Fei Wang, "Generation and propagation of partially coherent beams with nonconventional correlation functions: a review [Invited]," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A **31**, 2083-2096 (2014)

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