Propagation of the electric correlation matrix and the van Cittert-Zernike theorem for random electromagnetic fields

Miguel A. Alonso, Olga Korotkova, Emil Wolf

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Abstract

The basic mathematical tool of the theory of random, statistically stationary electromagnetic optical fields is a 3?×?3 correlation matrix of its electric field. In this paper we derive formulae for propagation of this matrix from a plane z ≤ 0 into the half-space z > 0, and we find an analogue for electromagnetic fields to the propagation law derived by Zernike for scalar fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-978
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume53
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Propagation of the electric correlation matrix and the van Cittert-Zernike theorem for random electromagnetic fields. / Alonso, Miguel A.; Korotkova, Olga; Wolf, Emil.

In: Journal of Modern Optics, Vol. 53, No. 7, 05.2006, p. 969-978.

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