Spatial correlation properties of focused partially coherent light

D.F. Fischer, T.D. Visser

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    Abstract

    We investigate the spatial coherence properties in the focal region of a converging, spatially partially coherent wave field. In particular, we find that, depending on the effective coherence length of the field in the aperture, the longitudinal and transverse coherence lengths in the focal region can be either larger or smaller than the corresponding width of the intensity distribution. Also, the correlation function is shown to exhibit phase singularities. © 2004 Optical Society of America.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2097-2102
    JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America. A: Optics, image science, and vision.
    Volume21
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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