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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2722–2724

Experimental measurement of the beam parameters of an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source

Fei Wang, Gaofeng Wu, Xianlong Liu, Shijun Zhu, and Yangjian Cai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2722-2724 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002722


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Abstract

We report the experimental measurement of the beam parameters of an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model (EGSM) source based on the technique for measuring the fourth-order correlation function (i.e., intensity correlation function). Furthermore, we carry out experimental measurement of the intensity distribution of a focused EGSM beam, and we carry out theoretical simulation using the measured beam parameters. Our experimental results agree reasonably well with the theoretical predictions.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 3, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2011
Published: July 14, 2011

Citation
Fei Wang, Gaofeng Wu, Xianlong Liu, Shijun Zhu, and Yangjian Cai, "Experimental measurement of the beam parameters of an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source," Opt. Lett. 36, 2722-2724 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-14-2722

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