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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 4 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1376–1381

Finite-elementary-source model for partially coherent radiation

Pasi Vahimaa and Jari Turunen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 4, pp. 1376-1381 (2006)

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An efficient method is presented for propagating light emitted by a wide class of spatially partially coherent sources. This class includes all quasihomogeneous sources with slowly varying intensity distributions in comparison to their spatial coherence areas. The method is based on the construction of a set of individually coherent but mutually uncorrelated, identical, laterally shifted elementary sources of finite extent.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: November 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2006
Published: February 20, 2006

Pasi Vahimaa and Jari Turunen, "Finite-elementary-source model for partially coherent radiation," Opt. Express 14, 1376-1381 (2006)

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