Propagation of a partially coherent Lorentz-Gauss beam through a paraxial ABCD optical system (Journal)

Jakobsen, M. L. (Reviewer)

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Description

Based on the generalized Huygens-Fresnel integral and the Hermite-Gaussian expansion of a Lorentz distribution, analytical expressions for the mutual coherence function, the effective beam size, and the spatial complex degree of coherence of a partially coherent Lorentz-Gauss beam through a paraxial and real ABCD optical system are derived, respectively. As a numerical example, the focusing of a partially coherent Lorentz-Gauss beam is considered. The normalized intensity distribution, the effective beam size, and the spatial complex degree of coherence for the focused partially coherent Lorentz-Gauss beam are numerically demonstrated in the focal plane. The influence of the spatial coherence length on the normalized intensity distribution, the effective beam size, and the spatial complex degree of coherence is mainly discussed.
Period20 Nov 200922 Feb 2010
Type of journalJournal