Light sources generating far fields with tunable flat profiles

Serkan Sahin, Olga Korotkova

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Abstract

Planar, scalar, optical Schell-model, and quasi-homogeneous sources with correlations that are Fourier transforms of multi-Gaussian functions are introduced. It is demonstrated that far fields produced by these families of sources carry interesting characteristics, being flatlike with adjustable steepness of the edge. Beam conditions for such sources are also derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2970-2972
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2012

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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