Generalized Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect and Stokes scintillations in the focal plane of a lens

Yangyundou Wang, Shenggang Yan, David Kuebel, Taco D. Visser

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Abstract

We explore the recently introduced concept of a generalized Hanbury Brown-Twiss (HBT) effect as applied to the focal plane of a lens that is used to focus a random electromagnetic beam. We find that the strength of the HBT correlation can be increased by the lens. Furthermore, the associated Stokes scintillations of the focused field display a surprisingly complicated spatial behavior. We illustrate, using the sum rules for scintillations and correlations, how focused fields can be tuned for different applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023821
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume100
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2019

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