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Title: Synthesis of electromagnetic Schell-model sources
Authors: Santarsiero, Massimo
Borghi, Riccardo
Ramirez-Sanchez, Victoria
Keywords: PARTIALLY COHERENT
POLARIZATION PROPERTIES
INTERFERENCE PATTERN
LIGHT-BEAMS
PROPAGATION
FIELDS
Issue Date: 26-May-2009
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Abstract: A procedure for the synthesis of the most general electromagnetic Schell-model light source is proposed. It makes use of the generalized van Cittert-Zernike theorem to produce the electromagnetic sourcestarting from a primary spatially incoherent source, characterized by asuitable position-dependent polarization matrix. By resorting to the spectral decomposition of the polarization matrix, it is shown how such an incoherent source can be synthesized by using a Mach-Zehnderinterferometer, with suitable amplitude transmittances placed in its arms, fed by two mutually uncorrelated laser beams. Examples are givenfor the case of electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model sources. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2307/224
ISSN: 1084-7529
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAA.26.001437
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