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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.
Zysk, A. B., Carney, P. S., & Schotland, J. C. (2005). Eikonal Method for Calculation of Coherence Functions. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/be_papers/74
Date Posted: 10 November 2006
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