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, M. W., Bose-Pillai, S. R., & Wood, R. A. (2017). Synthesis of non-uniformly correlated partially coherent sources using a deformable mirror. Applied Physics Letters, 111(10), 101106. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4994669