Communication modes with partially coherent fields

Per Martinsson (Corresponding Author), Hanna Lajunen, Ari T. Friberg

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Abstract

We develop a theory for the description of partially coherent wave fields in linear optical systems in terms of the so-called communication modes.
The communication modes are the singular functions and singular values of the appropriate propagation kernels. In particular, we show that optical fields of any state of coherence may be readily propagated through deterministic systems using the modal representation based on the system properties.
The relation of the communication modes to the conventional coherent-mode representation is discussed, and expressions for the effective degree of coherence in the optical system are derived.
The results are illustrated by numerical examples in optical near-field geometry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3336-3342
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • space-frequency domain
  • singular value analysis
  • electromagnetic-fields
  • information-content
  • spatial channels
  • resolution
  • freedom
  • decomposition
  • illumination
  • uncertainty

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Martinsson, Per ; Lajunen, Hanna ; Friberg, Ari T. / Communication modes with partially coherent fields. In: Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision. 2007 ; Vol. 24, No. 10. pp. 3336-3342.
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Communication modes with partially coherent fields. / Martinsson, Per (Corresponding Author); Lajunen, Hanna; Friberg, Ari T.

In: Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, Vol. 24, No. 10, 2007, p. 3336-3342.

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