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Explanation of the law of conservation of radiance using the theory of partial coherence
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Paper Abstract

The radiance and the law of conservation of radiance are two concepts created in an effort to explain experimental observations with extended incoherent sources. In this work we show that such observations are an effect of the partial coherence of the optical fields and that they can be explained by calculating the irradiance of the diffraction pattern of apertures with partial coherent illumination.

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Date Published: 14 August 2001
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4419, 4th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 7th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (14 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.437181
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Jose G. Suarez-Romero, Ctr. Nacional de Metrologia (Mexico)
Eduardo Tepichin-Rodriguez, Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4419:
4th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 7th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications

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