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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2557–2559

Spectral coherence anomalies

Luyu Wang, Sergey A. Ponomarenko, and Zhizhang (David) Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 14, pp. 2557-2559 (2013)

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We describe the anomalous behavior of the spectral degree of coherence as a function of light frequency in the vicinity of phase singularities of partially spatially coherent, polychromatic wave fields. We distinguish the discovered spectral coherence anomalies from conventional spectral anomalies realized with fully spatially coherent optical fields. We also demonstrate how the previously reported spectral anomalies can be engineered in partially spatially coherent fields.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2013
Published: July 12, 2013

Luyu Wang, Sergey A. Ponomarenko, and Zhizhang (David) Chen, "Spectral coherence anomalies," Opt. Lett. 38, 2557-2559 (2013)

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