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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2000
  • pp: 366–368

A reciprocity inequality for Gaussian Schell-model beams and some of its consequences

Ari T. Friberg, Taco D. Visser, and Emil Wolf  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 6, pp. 366-368 (2000)

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A reciprocity inequality is derived, involving the effective size of a planar, secondary, Gaussian Schell-model source and the effective angular spread of the beam that the source generates. The analysis is shown to imply that a fully spatially coherent source of that class (which generates the lowest-order Hermite–Gaussian laser mode) has certain minimal properties.

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(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence

Ari T. Friberg, Taco D. Visser, and Emil Wolf, "A reciprocity inequality for Gaussian Schell-model beams and some of its consequences," Opt. Lett. 25, 366-368 (2000)

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