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4 September 2015 Experimental method of generating electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams
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The purpose of this research effort is to experimentally generate an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam from two coherent linearly polarized plane waves. As such, the approach uses a sequence of mutually correlated random phase screens on phase-only liquid crystal spatial light modulators at the source plane. The phase screens are generated using a published relationship between the screen parameters and the desired electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source parameters. The approach is verified by comparing the experimental results with published theory and numerical simulation results. This work enables the design of an electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model source with prescribed coherence and polarization properties.
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Matthew J. Gridley, Milo W. Hyde IV, Mark F. Spencer, and Santasri Basu "Experimental method of generating electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams", Proc. SPIE 9617, Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing 2015, 96170C (4 September 2015);

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