Abstract

The operator description of speckle patterns is extended for analysis of patterns produced by polychromatic illumination or other methods of illumination with two uncorrelated beams. Special emphasis is put on Gaussian beam illumination and the expressions obtained under various simplifying assumptions neatly explain experimental observations published in the recent literature. The results also indicate methods for the measurement of surface roughness and object motion.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Static and dynamic behavior of speckle patterns described by operator algebra

Y. Fainman, J. Shamir, and E. Lenz
Appl. Opt. 20(20) 3526-3538 (1981)

Fibrous radial structure of speckle patterns in polychromatic light

Y. Tomita, K. Nakagawa, and T. Asakura
Appl. Opt. 19(18) 3211-3218 (1980)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (1)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (77)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription