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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2006
  • pp: 3226–3227

Recovering the complete coherence function of a generalized Schell model field

C. Q. Tran and K. A. Nugent  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 22, pp. 3226-3227 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.003226


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Abstract

We prove that in the absence of phase singularities, a generalized Schell model partially coherent field is fully defined by its intensity in three planes. We discuss the implications of this result for the problem of characterizing wave fields.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(110.7440) Imaging systems : X-ray imaging
(340.6720) X-ray optics : Synchrotron radiation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006

Citation
C. Q. Tran and K. A. Nugent, "Recovering the complete coherence function of a generalized Schell model field," Opt. Lett. 31, 3226-3227 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-22-3226

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