Eikonal method for calculation of coherence functions

Adam M. Zysk, P. Scott Carney, John C. Schotland

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A method is presented for computing the cross-spectral density of a special class of partially coherent fields in which the coherent modes obey an eikonal equation. This method allows for statistical analysis of optical systems based on simple ray tracing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043904
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 22 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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