Planar, scalar, optical Schell-model, and quasi-homogeneous sources with correlations that are Fourier transforms of multi-Gaussian functions are introduced. It is demonstrated that far fields produced by these families of sources carry interesting characteristics, being flatlike with adjustable steepness of the edge. Beam conditions for such sources are also derived.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2012
Published: July 13, 2012
Serkan Sahin and Olga Korotkova, "Light sources generating far fields with tunable flat profiles," Opt. Lett. 37, 2970-2972 (2012)