Coherence and polarization properties of a three-dimensional, primary, quasi-homogeneous, and isotropic source and its far field
2010 (English)In: Optics Communications, ISSN 0030-4018, E-ISSN 1873-0310, Vol. 283, no 22, 4452-4456 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study the spatial coherence properties of a three-dimensional, primary, quasi-homogeneous, and isotropic source and the far field that it generates. We assess the spectrum, degree of polarization, electromagnetic degree of coherence, and effective degree of coherence of the source and of the far field. We also demonstrate the formalism for a spherical Gaussian Schell-model current source. The polarization properties of light are fully accounted for in the analysis, and it is found that certain results pertaining to scalar coherence theory are reproduced also within the electromagnetic treatment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 283, no 22, 4452-4456 p.
Coherence, Polarization, Quasi-homogeneous source
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26295DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2010.04.086ISI: 000282908500007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26295DiVA: diva2:381495
QC 201012272010-12-272010-11-212010-12-27Bibliographically approved