Electromagnetic multi-Gaussian Schell-model beams

Zhangrong Mei, Olga Korotkova, Elena Shchepakina

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Abstract

A recently introduced class of scalar multi-Gaussian Schell-model (MGSM) beams is extended to the electromagnetic domain. The realizability conditions and the beam conditions for the parameters of the new source are established. The behavior of the polarization properties of the beam on propagation in free space and in first-order imaging systems is investigated. The formation of the uniform polarization state in the central part of the transverse beam cross-section is explored in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number025705
JournalJournal of Optics (United Kingdom)
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Partially-coherent beams
  • Schell-model beams
  • coherence
  • polarization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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