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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 171–176

Experimental determination of the radius of curvature of an isotropic Gaussian Schell-model beam

Shijun Zhu, Yahong Chen, and Yangjian Cai  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 2, pp. 171-176 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.30.000171


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Abstract

We propose a method to determine the radius of curvature of an isotropic Gaussian Schell-model (GSM) beam by measuring the transverse beam widths and the transverse coherence widths at two different planes. Furthermore, we carry out experimental determination of the radius of curvature of a GSM beam. Using the measured beam parameters, we carry out a comparative study of the propagation properties of a GSM beam both theoretically and experimentally. Our experimental results agree well with theoretical predictions.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2012
Published: January 10, 2013

Citation
Shijun Zhu, Yahong Chen, and Yangjian Cai, "Experimental determination of the radius of curvature of an isotropic Gaussian Schell-model beam," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 171-176 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-30-2-171


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