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Coherent-Mode Representation Of Lambertian And Non-Lambertian Sources
Author(s): Ari T. Friberg
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Paper Abstract

The coherent-mode representation of arbitrary fluctuating optical fields is briefly reviewed and its application to the (non-lambertian) fields produced by the so-called gaussian Schell-model sources is discussed. The wavefields generated by lambertian sources are then analyzed within the framework of the coherent-mode representation. A simple and physically illustrative explanation is also obtained for the characteristic differences in the radiation properties of lambertian and spatially incoherent sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0473, Symposium Optika '84, (18 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.942431
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Ari T. Friberg, Helsinki University of Technology (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0473:
Symposium Optika '84
Gabor Lupkovics; Andras Podmaniczky, Editor(s)

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