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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 64–67

Random sources for rectangular far fields

Olga Korotkova  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 64-67 (2014)

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A class of random sources producing far fields with rectangular intensity profiles is introduced by modeling the source degree of coherence with the help of two one-dimensional multi-Gaussian distributions. By changing the rms correlation widths along the x and y directions and the number of terms in the summation of the multi-Gaussian functions, the shapes and the edge sharpness of the beams can be adjusted. The results based on the derived analytical expression for the far-zone spectral density are supplemented by the computer simulations.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2013
Published: December 19, 2013

Olga Korotkova, "Random sources for rectangular far fields," Opt. Lett. 39, 64-67 (2014)

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