Power-excitation diffraction tomography with partially coherent light

P. Scott Carney, Emil Wolf

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Some consequences of using partially coherent fields in the recently proposed method of power-extinction diffraction tomography are analyzed. It is found that the method is very tolerant of short spectral coherence lengths. The spectral coherence length of the field is shown to set the scale of a low-pass filter that acts on the subject. The implications of these results for implementation of the method are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1770-1772
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 15 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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