Based on the 2×2 (electric field) cross-spectral density matrix, a model for an electromagnetic J0-correlated Schell-model beam is given that is a generalization of the scalar J0-correlated Schell-model beam. The conditions that the matrix for the source to generate an electromagnetic J0-correlated Schell-model beam are obtained. The condition for the source to generate a scalar J0-correlated Schell-model beam can be considered as a special case.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2008
Published: November 14, 2008
Guohua Wu, Qihong Lou, Jun Zhou, Hong Guo, Hongming Zhao, and Zhijun Yuan, "Beam conditions for radiation generated by an electromagnetic J0-correlated Schell-model source," Opt. Lett. 33, 2677-2679 (2008)