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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1188–1190

Optical phase-space distributions for low-coherence light

A. Wax, S. Bali, and J. E. Thomas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 17, pp. 1188-1190 (1999)

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Using a novel heterodyne technique, we measure optical phase-space distributions in momentum and position for low-coherence light. Quantitative information is obtained simultaneously about the longitudinal and the transverse coherence properties as well as the wave-front curvature of the light field. This method can be used to monitor these optical parameters directly for signal fields scattered from samples of interest, for tomographic imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging

A. Wax, S. Bali, and J. E. Thomas, "Optical phase-space distributions for low-coherence light," Opt. Lett. 24, 1188-1190 (1999)

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