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Reconstruction of longitudinal distributed incoherent sources

Rosen, Joseph and Yariv, Amnon (1996) Reconstruction of longitudinal distributed incoherent sources. Optics Letters, 21 (22). pp. 1803-1805. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ROSol96b

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Abstract

We describe measurement of the degree of coherence induced by a random light source distributed along the longitudinal z axis. If this degree of coherence is measured only between all the in-plane pairs of points placed along the radial lines it is proportional to the Fourier transform of the source’s three-dimensional intensity distribution as seen from the paraxial far zone. A reconstruction of the source shape from the measured degree of coherence is also demonstrated.


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Additional Information:© 1996 Optical Society of America Received June 6, 1996 This research was supported by the U.S. Army Research Office and the Advanced Research Projects Agency.
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