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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1726–1728

Astigmatic coherence sensor for digital imaging

Daniel M. Marks, Ronald A. Stack, and David J. Brady  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 23, pp. 1726-1728 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001726


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Abstract

We present a novel sensor that measures the entire spatial coherence function within an aperture by use of a variable astigmatic lens. This sensor permits digital capture and processing of partially coherent fields. We demonstrate the sensor by sampling and computing the coherent modes of a three-dimensional incoherent source.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging

Citation
Daniel M. Marks, Ronald A. Stack, and David J. Brady, "Astigmatic coherence sensor for digital imaging," Opt. Lett. 25, 1726-1728 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-23-1726


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