A general formula is derived for the spectral density distribution in the far zone, produced by the diffraction of a beam of any state of spatial coherence on a medium with a spatially periodic structure. The formula may be used to determine the structure of crystals from the diffraction of partially coherent x-ray beams.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: August 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2013
Published: October 4, 2013
Emil Wolf, "Diffraction of radiation of any state of spatial coherence on media with periodic structure," Opt. Lett. 38, 4023-4025 (2013)