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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2724–2726

Measurement of spatial coherence through diffraction from a transparent mask with a phase discontinuity

Seongkeun Cho, Miguel A. Alonso, and Thomas G. Brown  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2724-2726 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002724


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Abstract

We describe a robust method by which the spatial coherence from all pairs of points along a line may be simultaneously acquired from an image formed by diffraction from a phase discontinuity. In contrast to other methods, this approach can accurately reveal weak correlations in the tails of a coherence function.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(070.2580) Fourier optics and signal processing : Paraxial wave optics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2012
Published: June 27, 2012

Citation
Seongkeun Cho, Miguel A. Alonso, and Thomas G. Brown, "Measurement of spatial coherence through diffraction from a transparent mask with a phase discontinuity," Opt. Lett. 37, 2724-2726 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-13-2724

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