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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2000
  • pp: 141–143

Partially coherent conical beams

Andrei V. Shchegrov and Emil Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 141-143 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000141


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Abstract

We introduce a new class of partially coherent beams that can propagate over large distances without changing their transverse profiles and their coherence properties. Such beams are generated by an incoherent superposition of identical fully coherent beams of arbitrary form, whose axes lie on a cone.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory

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Andrei V. Shchegrov and Emil Wolf, "Partially coherent conical beams," Opt. Lett. 25, 141-143 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-3-141


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