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Experimental method of generating electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this research effort is to experimentally generate an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam from two coherent linearly polarized plane waves. As such, the approach uses a sequence of mutually correlated random phase screens on phase-only liquid crystal spatial light modulators at the source plane. The phase screens are generated using a published relationship between the screen parameters and the desired electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source parameters. The approach is verified by comparing the experimental results with published theory and numerical simulation results. This work enables the design of an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source with prescribed coherence and polarization properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 2015
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9617, Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing 2015, 96170C (4 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2192049
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Matthew J. Gridley, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Milo W. Hyde, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Mark F. Spencer, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)
Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Santasri Basu, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9617:
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing 2015
Jean J. Dolne; Thomas J. Karr; Victor L. Gamiz, Editor(s)

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