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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 5924–5929

Infrared antenna measurement of the spatial coherence function

Brian Slovick, Jeffrey Bean, Lou Florence, Guy Zummo, and Glenn Boreman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 5924-5929 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.005924


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Abstract

The degree of coherence of a partially coherent monochromatic optical field is measured with a dual-dipole phased-array antenna coupled to a metal-oxide-metal tunnel diode detector. For a two-element phased-array, the degree of coherence is a measure of the correlation of electric fields received by the antennas as a function of the element separation. To extract the coherence function from the measured antenna response, a calibration method is developed to remove propagation loss and device nonuniformity. Measurements at 10.6 µm are substantiated by electromagnetic simulations and compared to the result derived from the Van Cittert-Zernike theorem.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(110.5100) Imaging systems : Phased-array imaging systems

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2011
Published: March 15, 2011

Citation
Brian Slovick, Jeffrey Bean, Lou Florence, Guy Zummo, and Glenn Boreman, "Infrared antenna measurement of the spatial coherence function," Opt. Express 19, 5924-5929 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-7-5924


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