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Experimental tests of radiative transfer incorporating statistical optics using blackbody sources
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Paper Abstract

We experimentally tested the operator formalism of radiative transfer on the response of an instrument to partially coherent wavefield produced by radiation emitted by distant and extended blackbody sources. The predictions of the formalism are found to agree well with the experiments. Phase space parameters are identified that characterize a measurement as well as indicating when the formalism will be useful, when we are not in the regime of geometrical optics or plane wave diffraction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4446, Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer VI, (19 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448817
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YuPin Sun, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Roland Winston, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Joseph J. O'Gallagher, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Keith A. Snail, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4446:
Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer VI
Roland Winston, Editor(s)

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