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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24910–24917

Properties of quasi-homogeneous isotropic electromagnetic sources

Asma Al-Qasimi and Daniel F. V. James  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24910-24917 (2012)

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We study the properties of Quasi-Homogeneous Isotropic Electromagnetic (QuHIEM) Sources, a model for partially-coherent secondary light sources beyond the scalar and paraxial approximations. Our results include polarization properties in the far zone and the realizability condition. We demonstrate these results for sources with a degree of coherence described by Gaussians.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2012
Published: October 16, 2012

Asma Al-Qasimi and Daniel F. V. James, "Properties of quasi-homogeneous isotropic electromagnetic sources," Opt. Express 20, 24910-24917 (2012)

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