We prove that in the absence of phase singularities, a generalized Schell model partially coherent field is fully defined by its intensity in three planes. We discuss the implications of this result for the problem of characterizing wave fields.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2006
Published: October 26, 2006
C. Q. Tran and K. A. Nugent, "Recovering the complete coherence function of a generalized Schell model field," Opt. Lett. 31, 3226-3227 (2006)