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Non-Gaussian intensity fluctuations in the image plane of an optical system
Author(s): Ivan A. Popov; Nikolay V. Sidorovsky; Leonid M. Veselov
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Paper Abstract

The statistical properties of non-Gaussian speckle in the image plane of the optical system are considered. The analytical expressions are derived for dispersion of intensity fluctuations, intensity correlation function and power spectrum of scattered intensity fluctuations. An experiment carried out at the wavelength 0.63 micrometers has shown a good agreement with data for dispersion of intensity fluctuations whereas experimental data for spectrum width disagree substantially with theoretically predicted behavior. The reasons for a discrepancy between the theoretical and experimental results are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3317, International Conference on Correlation Optics, (1 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.295698
Show Author Affiliations
Ivan A. Popov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Nikolay V. Sidorovsky, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Leonid M. Veselov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3317:
International Conference on Correlation Optics
Oleg V. Angelsky, Editor(s)

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