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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2198–2200

Extracting coherent modes from partially coherent wavefields

Samuel Flewett, Harry M. Quiney, Chanh Q. Tran, and Keith A. Nugent  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2198-2200 (2009)

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A method for numerically recovering the coherent modes and their occupancies from a known mutual optical intensity function is described. As an example, the technique is applied to previously published experimental data from an x-ray undulator source. The data are found to be described by three coherent modes, and the functional forms and relative occupancies of these modes are recovered.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(340.7215) X-ray optics : Undulator radiation

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2009
Published: July 13, 2009

Samuel Flewett, Harry M. Quiney, Chanh Q. Tran, and Keith A. Nugent, "Extracting coherent modes from partially coherent wavefields," Opt. Lett. 34, 2198-2200 (2009)

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