Departmental Papers (BE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

July 2005

Comments

Copyright American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical Review Letters, Volume 95, Issue 4, Article 043904, 2005, 4 pages.
Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.043904

Abstract

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.

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Date Posted: 10 November 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.