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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — Sep. 1, 1977
  • pp: 98–100

Statistical properties of the sum of partially developed speckle patterns

J. Ohtsubo and T. Asakura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 98-100 (1977)

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The probability density function and average contrast of the sum of n uncorrelated, partially developed speckle patterns have been theoretically investigated. A new form of the probability density function is given for the sum of n uncorrelated, partially developed speckle patterns under the assumption that the individual speckle fields to be added follow the circular statistics.

© 1977 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 25, 1977
Published: September 1, 1977

J. Ohtsubo and T. Asakura, "Statistical properties of the sum of partially developed speckle patterns," Opt. Lett. 1, 98-100 (1977)

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