A theory of usual (positive) refraction of partially coherent electromagnetic beams has been developed recently. In this Letter, we discuss the theory of negative refraction of a partially coherent electromagnetic beam. We show that negative refraction can produce change in spatial coherence of such a beam.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 5, 2013
Published: April 24, 2013
Mayukh Lahiri and Emil Wolf, "Negative refraction of a partially coherent electromagnetic beam," Opt. Lett. 38, 1407-1409 (2013)