The near real-time synthesis of a non-uniformly correlated partially coherent source using a low-actuator-count deformable mirror is demonstrated. The statistical optics theory underpinning the synthesis method is reviewed. The experimental results of a non-uniformly correlated source are presented and compared to theoretical predictions. A discussion on how deformable mirror characteristics such as actuator count and pitch affect source generation is also included.
Applied Physics Letters
Hyde, Milo W. IV; Bose-Pillai, Santasri; and Wood, R. A., "Synthesis of Non-uniformly Correlated Partially Coherent Sources Using a Deformable Mirror" (2017). Faculty Publications. 91.