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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 4 — Dec. 25, 2006
  • pp: 162–168

Variation of Global Coherence on Propagation in Coherent Mode Representation

Ki-Sik Kim and Dae-Yoon Park  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 162-168 (2006)


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Abstract

The variation of global coherence on propagation plane by plane is examined in the framework of coherent mode representation. It is explained through concrete examples that the global coherence may in general be enhanced, may be reduced, or may not change. When the mode functions form a complete set and the corresponding eigenvalues are in nitely degenerate, there necessarily develops a certain amount of global coherence on propagation, which is the essence of van Cittert-Zernike theorem. The propagation generates a certain pattern of the eigenvalue spectrum from the initial flat one and this is shown to be related to the non-unitarity of the propagation kernel.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2006
Published: December 25, 2006

Citation
Ki-Sik Kim and Dae-Yoon Park, "Variation of Global Coherence on Propagation in Coherent Mode Representation," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 10, 162-168 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josk/abstract.cfm?URI=josk-10-4-162


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