Numerical modeling of Schell-model beams with arbitrary far-field patterns

David Voelz, Xifeng Xiao, Olga Korotkova

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An approach is described for creating random complex screens to be used in computer simulations of arbitrary Schell-model beams with a prescribed far-field intensity distribution. Simulation examples including beam profiles with reflection symmetry and rotational symmetry, flat-top, and pyramidal shapes are presented to verify the proposed approach. A more general scenario with a nonsymmetric far-field beam shape is illustrated to demonstrate the evolution in the free-space propagation from the source plane to the far zone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-355
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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