Computational approaches for generating electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model sources.

Abstract

Two different methodologies for generating an electromagnetic Gaussian-Schell model source are discussed. One approach uses a sequence of random phase screens at the source plane and the other uses a sequence of random complex transmittance screens. The relationships between the screen parameters and the desired electromagnetic Gaussian-Schell model source parameters are derived. The approaches are verified by comparing numerical simulation results with published theory. This work enables one to design an electromagnetic Gaussian-Schell model source with pre-defined characteristics for wave optics simulations or laboratory experiments.

DOI: 10.1364/OE.22.031691

Cite this paper

@article{Basu2014ComputationalAF, title={Computational approaches for generating electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model sources.}, author={Santasri Basu and Milo W Hyde and Xifeng Xiao and David G Voelz and Olga Korotkova}, journal={Optics express}, year={2014}, volume={22 26}, pages={31691-707} }