Light described by a certain class of coherence function is investigated, and simple results are found to describe the diffraction patterns. A physical basis for these results is presented. The results are discussed in the context of coherence measurement techniques based on diffraction measurements.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 12, 1990
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 1991
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 1991
Published: October 1, 1991
K. A. Nugent, "Partially coherent diffraction patterns and coherence measurement," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 8, 1574-1579 (1991)