21 December 2001 Model theory of partially coherent imagery
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Abstract
The process of image formation in optical systems with partially coherent illumination is represented as a superposition of completely coherent modal images. Two modal representations of a partially coherent imaging system are given. The basic concepts are illustrated by an example of calculating the image intensity distribution.
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Andrey S. Ostrovsky, Obdulio Ramos Romero, Gabriel C. Martinez-Niconoff, Julio C. Ramirez San Juan, "Model theory of partially coherent imagery", Proc. SPIE 4436, Wave-Optical Systems Engineering, (21 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.451289; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.451289
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