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Three-dimensional imaging of random radiation sources

Rosen, Joseph and Yariv, Amnon (1996) Three-dimensional imaging of random radiation sources. Optics Letters, 21 (14). pp. 1011-1013. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ROSol96a

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Abstract

A method to image random three-dimensional source distributions is proposed. We show that, by using a Michelson stellar interferometer in a prescribed fashion, one is able to measure a special form of a three-dimensional degree of coherence. The inverse Fourier transform of this coherence function yields the three-dimensional intensity distribution of the source as seen from the paraxial far zone.


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