Departmental Papers (BE)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

July 2005


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.


Copyright American Physical Society. Reprinted from Physical Review Letters, Volume 95, Issue 4, Article 043904, 2005, 4 pages.
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Date Posted: 10 November 2006

This document has been peer reviewed.