Random sources for rectangular far fields

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A class of random sources producing far fields with rectangular intensity profiles is introduced by modeling the source degree of coherence with the help of two one-dimensional multi-Gaussian distributions. By changing the rms correlation widths along the x and y directions and the number of terms in the summation of the multi-Gaussian functions, the shapes and the edge sharpness of the beams can be adjusted. The results based on the derived analytical expression for the far-zone spectral density are supplemented by the computer simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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