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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 670–672

Coherence patterns originating from incoherent volume sources

Kehan Tian and George Barbastathis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 670-672 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000670


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Abstract

We derive the complex degree of coherence that originates from generalized incoherent two- and three-dimensional sources. Further, we find the locus of maximum coherence and analyze the dependence of the decay of coherence on source thickness.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Kehan Tian and George Barbastathis, "Coherence patterns originating from incoherent volume sources," Opt. Lett. 29, 670-672 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-7-670

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