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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1173–1175

Beam conditions for radiation generated by an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source

Olga Korotkova, Mohamed Salem, and Emil Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 1173-1175 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001173


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Abstract

It was shown recently that the basic properties of a fluctuating electromagnetic beam can be derived from knowledge of a 2×2 cross-spectral density matrix of the electric field in the source plane. However, not every such matrix represents a source that will generate a beamlike field. We derive conditions that the matrix must satisfy for the source to generate an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence

Citation
Olga Korotkova, Mohamed Salem, and Emil Wolf, "Beam conditions for radiation generated by an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source," Opt. Lett. 29, 1173-1175 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-11-1173

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