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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1638–1640

Synthesis of structured partially spatially coherent beams

C. Macías-Romero, R. Lim, M. R. Foreman, and P. Török  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1638-1640 (2011)

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We report on the generation and rapid characterization of structured beams of arbitrary spatial coherence. An experimental setup is introduced capable of generating partially coherent fields by incoherently superposing fully coherent fields. The characterization is performed using the spectral information in the interferogram produced when using a two-dimensional nonredundant array of pinholes. An example of a partially coherent “doughnut” beam is given and proved to be partially coherent.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(070.4790) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spectrum analysis
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2011
Published: April 28, 2011

C. Macías-Romero, R. Lim, M. R. Foreman, and P. Török, "Synthesis of structured partially spatially coherent beams," Opt. Lett. 36, 1638-1640 (2011)

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