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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1803–1805

Reconstruction of longitudinal distributed incoherent sources

Joseph Rosen and Amnon Yariv  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 1803-1805 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001803


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Abstract

We describe measurement of the degree of coherence induced by a random light source distributed along the longitudinal z axis. If this degree of coherence is measured only between all the in-plane pairs of points placed along the radial lines it is proportional to the Fourier transform of the source’s three-dimensional intensity distribution as seen from the paraxial far zone. A reconstruction of the source shape from the measured degree of coherence is also demonstrated.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 6, 1996
Published: November 15, 1996

Citation
Joseph Rosen and Amnon Yariv, "Reconstruction of longitudinal distributed incoherent sources," Opt. Lett. 21, 1803-1805 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-22-1803

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