Reconstruction of longitudinal distributed incoherent sources

Joseph Rosen, Amnon Yariv

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We describe measurement of the degree of coherence induced by a random light source distributed along the longitudinal z axis. If this degree of coherence is measured only between all the in-plane pairs of points placed along the radial lines it is proportional to the Fourier transform of the source's three-dimensional intensity distribution as seen from the paraxial far zone. A reconstruction of the source shape from the measured degree of coherence is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1803-1805
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - 15 Nov 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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