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Phys Rev Lett. 2005 Jul 22;95(4):043904. Epub 2005 Jul 22.

Eikonal method for calculation of coherence functions.

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  • 1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 61801, USA.

Abstract

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.

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