Beam conditions for radiation generated by an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source

Olga Korotkova, Mohamed Salem, Emil Wolf

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Abstract

It was shown recently that the basic properties of a fluctuating electromagnetic beam can be derived from knowledge of a 2 × 2 cross-spectral density matrix of the electric field in the source plane. However, not every such matrix represents a source that will generate a beamlike field. We derive conditions that the matrix must satisfy for the source to generate an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1173-1175
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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