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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1011–1013

Three-dimensional imaging of random radiation sources

Joseph Rosen and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 1011-1013 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001011


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Abstract

A method to image random three-dimensional source distributions is proposed. We show that, by using a Michelson stellar interferometer in a prescribed fashion, one is able to measure a special form of a three-dimensional degree of coherence. The inverse Fourier transform of this coherence function yields the three-dimensional intensity distribution of the source as seen from the paraxial far zone.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 6, 1996
Published: July 15, 1996

Citation
Joseph Rosen and Amnon Yariv, "Three-dimensional imaging of random radiation sources," Opt. Lett. 21, 1011-1013 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-14-1011

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