We propose a method for structuring the spatial coherence state of light via mixed linear combinations of N complex degrees of coherence (CDC) and specify the conditions under which such combinations represent a valid CDC. Several examples demonstrate that this method opens previ-ously unknown avenues for modeling random sources, radiating to light fields with unique features.
- Complex degree of coherence
- Far-field spectral density
- Mixed linear combination
- Spatial coherence state
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging