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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 884–886

Generalized formulas for stochastic electromagnetic beams on inverse propagation through nonsymmetrical optical systems

Daomu Zhao and Yingbin Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 884-886 (2009)

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Generalized propagation formulas for the elements of the cross-spectral density matrix of stochastic electromagnetic beams on inverse propagation through an axially symmetrical or nonsymmetrical optical system are derived with the help of Fourier transform and inverse Fourier transform. As an example, we apply the formula to the inverse source problem of stochastic electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: January 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2009
Published: March 17, 2009

Daomu Zhao and Yingbin Zhu, "Generalized formulas for stochastic electromagnetic beams on inverse propagation through nonsymmetrical optical systems," Opt. Lett. 34, 884-886 (2009)

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