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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2840–2842

Far-zone approximation for partially coherent sources

Franco Gori  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 21, pp. 2840-2842 (2005)

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A general condition is derived for the distance beyond which the far-zone approximation can be used in studying propagation of light from a partially coherent source. The distance steadily increases as a function of the coherence radius across the source, reaching the usual value in the coherent limit.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Franco Gori, "Far-zone approximation for partially coherent sources," Opt. Lett. 30, 2840-2842 (2005)

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