Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect with partially coherent electromagnetic beams

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We derive expressions that allow us to examine the influence of different source parameters on the correlation of intensity fluctuations (the Hanbury Brown-Twiss effect) at two points in the same cross section of a random electromagnetic beam. It is found that these higher-order correlations behave quite differently than the lower-order amplitude-phase correlations that are described by the spectral degree of coherence. © 2014 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2561-2564
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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