22 February 2018 Partially coherent vortex beams
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Proceedings Volume 10549, Complex Light and Optical Forces XII; 1054903 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2287170
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2018, San Francisco, California, United States
Beams with structured phase and beams with partial spatial coherence have both been considered for a variety of applications for many years, and it would seem natural to combine their advantageous properties. However, there is a conceptual difficulty in doing so because partially coherent beams lack a definite phase, which would seem to rule out a direct synthesis. Nevertheless, research over the past decade has clarified the relationship between phase singularities of coherent fields and correlation singularities of two-point correlation functions, showing that coherent vortices survive the disruption of spatial coherence. In this presentation we discuss a number of theoretical models of what we refer to as “partially coherent vortex beams,” considering their relative merits.
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Greg Gbur, Greg Gbur, } "Partially coherent vortex beams", Proc. SPIE 10549, Complex Light and Optical Forces XII, 1054903 (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2287170; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2287170

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