OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 10622–10633

Random sources for optical frames

Olga Korotkova and Elena Shchepakina  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 10622-10633 (2014)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (11813 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Analytical models for random sources producing far fields with frame-like intensity profiles are introduced. The frames can have polar and Cartesian symmetry and adjustable sharpness of the inner and outer edges. The frames are shape invariant throughout the far zone but expand due to diffraction with growing distance from the source. The generalization to multiple nested frames is also discussed. The applications of the frames are envisioned in material surface processing and particle trapping.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2014
Published: April 24, 2014

Olga Korotkova and Elena Shchepakina, "Random sources for optical frames," Opt. Express 22, 10622-10633 (2014)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1995).
  2. F. Gori, G. Guattari, C. Padovani, “Modal expansion for J0-correlated Schell-model sources,” Opt. Commun. 64(4), 311–316 (1987). [CrossRef]
  3. Z. Mei, O. Korotkova, “Random sources generating ring-shaped beams,” Opt. Lett. 38(2), 91–93 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. Z. Mei, O. Korotkova, “Cosine-Gaussian Schell-model sources,” Opt. Lett. 38(14), 2578–2580 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. H. Lajunen, T. Saastamoinen, “Propagation characteristics of partially coherent beams with spatially varying correlations,” Opt. Lett. 36(20), 4104–4106 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. S. Sahin, O. Korotkova, “Light sources generating far fields with tunable flat profiles,” Opt. Lett. 37(14), 2970–2972 (2012). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. O. Korotkova, S. Sahin, E. Shchepakina, “Multi-Gaussian Schell-model beams,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29(10), 2159–2164 (2012). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. O. Korotkova, “Random sources for rectangular far fields,” Opt. Lett. 39(1), 64–67 (2014). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. O. Korotkova, E. Shchepakina, “Rectangular multi-Gaussian Schell-model beams in free space and atmospheric turbulence,” J. Opt. 16(4), 045704 (2014). [CrossRef]
  10. C. Liang, F. Wang, X. Liu, Y. Cai, O. Korotkova, “Experimental generation of Cosine-Gaussian-correlated Schell-model beams with rectangular symmetry,” Opt. Lett. 39(4), 769–772 (2014). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. S. Avramov-Zamurovic, O. Korotkova, C. Nelson, O. Korotkova, R. Malek-Madani, “The dependence of the intensity PDF of a random beam propagating in the maritime atmosphere on source coherence,” Waves in Complex and Random Media. 24(1), 69–82 (2014). [CrossRef]
  12. F. Wang, X. Liu, Y. Yuan, Y. Cai, “Experimental generation of partially coherent beams with different complex degrees of coherence,” Opt. Lett. 38(11), 1814–1816 (2013). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. F. Gori, V. R. Sanchez, M. Santarsiero, T. Shirai, “On genuine cross-spectral density matrices,” J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 11(8), 085706 (2009). [CrossRef]
  14. M. Santarsiero, G. Piquero, J. C. G. de Sande, F. Gori, “Difference of cross-spectral densities,” Opt. Lett. 39(7), 1713–1716 (2014). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited