Computational approaches for generating electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model sources

Santasri Basu, Milo W. Hyde, Xifeng Xiao, David G. Voelz, Olga Korotkova

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Two different methodologies for generating an electromagnetic Gaussian-Schell model source are discussed. One approach uses a sequence of random phase screens at the source plane and the other uses a sequence of random complex transmittance screens. The relationships between the screen parameters and the desired electromagnetic Gaussian-Schell model source parameters are derived. The approaches are verified by comparing numerical simulation results with published theory. This work enables one to design an electromagnetic Gaussian-Schell model source with predefined characteristics for wave optics simulations or laboratory experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31691-31707
Number of pages17
JournalOptics Express
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 29 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Medicine(all)

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