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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4809–4812

Vectorial van Cittert–Zernike theorem based on spatial averaging: experimental demonstrations

Rakesh Kumar Singh, Dinesh N. Naik, Hitoshi Itou, Maruthi M. Brundabanam, Yoko Miyamoto, and Mitsuo Takeda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4809-4812 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004809


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Abstract

The van Cittert–Zernike theorem is extended to the vectorial regime based on spatial averaging over the observation plane, and experimental demonstrations are presented. The theorem connects complex vectorial source structure to the degree of coherence and polarization of the spatially fluctuating vectorial field in the far field. Experimentation is carried out by making use of the space averages as a replacement of ensemble averages for the Gaussian stochastic field. For quantitative comparison with the theorem, analytical and experimental results are presented for a rectangular aperture with different vectorial source structures.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 6, 2013
Published: November 13, 2013

Citation
Rakesh Kumar Singh, Dinesh N. Naik, Hitoshi Itou, Maruthi M. Brundabanam, Yoko Miyamoto, and Mitsuo Takeda, "Vectorial van Cittert–Zernike theorem based on spatial averaging: experimental demonstrations," Opt. Lett. 38, 4809-4812 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-22-4809


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