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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3410–3412

Near-field spatial correlations from partially coherent homogeneous planar sources: effects on surface wave excitation

Juan Miguel Auñón and Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3410-3412 (2011)

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We show that an increase of the coherence length of a statistically homogeneous planar source diminishes the contribution of surface waves to the spatial coherence of the near field, as well as producing changes in the enhancement of the near-field spectrum.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2011
Published: August 26, 2011

Juan Miguel Auñón and Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas, "Near-field spatial correlations from partially coherent homogeneous planar sources: effects on surface wave excitation," Opt. Lett. 36, 3410-3412 (2011)

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