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Generalized rays in first-order optics: transformation properties of Gaussian Schell-model fields

Simon, R and Sudarshan, ECG and Mukunda, N (1984) Generalized rays in first-order optics: transformation properties of Gaussian Schell-model fields. In: Physical Review A.-General-Physics -Third-Series, 29 (6). pp. 3273-3279.

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Abstract

Propagation characteristics of Gaussian Schell-model fields through first-order optical systems and in free space are analyzed by the method of generalized rays. This allows the development of a simple geometrical description of these processes. The invariance of the degree of global coherence is established in full generality. Asymptotic behavior under free propagation and the emergence of a far-zone universal structure are analyzed. New invariants associated with incoherent superpositions of such fields are found.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to American Physical Society.
Keywords: Gaussian Schell-model;Generalized rays;first-order optics
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/982

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