We report the experimental realization of nonuniformly correlated partially coherent light (NUCPCL) beams by passing laser beams through a phase-only spatial light modulator. The characteristics of NUCPCL beams whose coherence is of Gaussian distribution as well as inverse Gaussian distribution are studied theoretically and experimentally. It is shown that the experimental observations are in agreement with our theoretical analysis. NUCPCL beams may have some applications in optical manipulation.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2013
Published: November 14, 2013
Shengwei Cui, Ziyang Chen, Lei Zhang, and Jixiong Pu, "Experimental generation of nonuniformly correlated partially coherent light beams," Opt. Lett. 38, 4821-4824 (2013)