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Numerical propagation algorithm for partially coherent beams
Author(s): Michel Morin; Michel Poirier
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Paper Abstract

A numerical propagation algorithm is presented that applies to a particular class of partially coherent beams. The algorithm relies on the azimutal decomposition of the cross-spectral density (or mutual intensity) of the field, which reduces the usual four-dimensional propagation integral into a series of two-dimensional integrals that can be treated using fast Hankel transform techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4087, Applications of Photonic Technology 4, (15 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406313
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Michel Morin, INO (Canada)
Michel Poirier, INO (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4087:
Applications of Photonic Technology 4
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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