Title

A Fast and Efficient Method for Producing Partially Coherent Sources

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2017

Abstract

A fast, flexible and efficient method for generating partially coherent sources is presented. It is shown that the Schell-model (uniformly correlated) and non-uniformly correlated sources can be produced quickly using a fast steering mirror and low-actuator-count deformable mirror, respectively. The statistical optics theory underpinning the proposed technique is presented and discussed. Simulation results of two Schell-models and one non-uniformly correlated source are presented and compared to the theory to test the new approach.

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DOI

10.1088/2040-8986/19/2/025601

Source Publication

Journal of Optics (United Kingdom)

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