Synthesis of hybrid spatial coherence

Adolf W. Lohmann, Gal Shabtay, David Mendlovic

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Spatial coherence plays a major role in characterizing quasi-monochromatic, partially coherent, optical signals. Here a fairly simple system for synthesizing special cases of spatial coherence is proposed. The special cases, called hybrid, include the case of total coherence in the x direction and, simultaneously, total incoherence in the y direction. The optical setup is based on a quasi-monochromatic, spatially coherent light source, such as a laser, and a simple moving optical element.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4279-4280
Number of pages2
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number20
StatePublished - 10 Jul 1999


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