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Santarsiero, Massimo and Martínez Herrero, Rosario and Maluenda, David and González de Sande, J.C. and Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and Gori, F. (2017) Partially coherent sources with circular coherence. Optics letters, 42 (8). pp. 1512-1515. ISSN 0146-9592

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.42.001512


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Abstract

A new class of partially coherent light sources is introduced. At the source plane, they exhibit perfect coherence along any annulus that is concentric to the source center. Between two points at different distances from the center, coherence can be partial or even vanishing. Such sources can be synthesized by using a generalized form of van Cittert Zernike theorem where axial sources are used. Beams radiated by this type of source are analyzed at the source plane and upon free propagation for some simple cases. (C) 2017 Optical Society of America


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© 2017 The Optical Society.
Funding: Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (MINECO) (FIS2013-46475, FIS2016-75147)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Schell-Model beams; Cross-Spectral densities; Experimental generation; Propagation
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:43186
Deposited On:21 Jun 2017 15:58
Last Modified:16 Apr 2018 23:01

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