Pseudo-Schell model sources



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González de Sande, Juan Carlos and Martínez Herrero, Rosario and Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and Santarsiero, Massimo and Gori, Franco (2019) Pseudo-Schell model sources. Optics express, 27 (4). pp. 3963-3977. ISSN 1094-4087

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Partially coherent pseudo-Schell model sources are introduced and analyzed. They present radial symmetry and coherence characteristics depending on the difference between the radial distances of two points from the source center. As a consequence, all points belonging to circles centered on the symmetry center of the source are perfectly correlated. We show that such sources radiate fields with peculiar behaviors in paraxial propagation. In particular, when compared to beams produced by Gaussian Schell-model sources with comparable coherence parameters, the irradiance can present sharper profiles and higher peak values and a better beam quality parameter. Furthermore, when a pseudo-Schell model source presents a vortex, the propagated beam preserves a null of the intensity along its axis.

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©2019 Optical Society of America under the terms of the OSA Open Access Publishing AgreementSpanish
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Uncontrolled Keywords:Partially coherent beams; Spatial coherence; Experimental generation; Atmospheric-turbulence; Gaussian beams; Light-sources; Propagation; Field; Intensity; Expansion
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:55026
Deposited On:23 Apr 2019 14:46
Last Modified:21 Jun 2022 16:57

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