Abstract

A new technique for modifying the coherence of a light field is described theoretically, and experimental confirmation is presented. A hologram of a coherently illuminated spatially random diffuser and a reference plane wave is recorded. When the processed hologram is placed back into position and the diffuser is illuminated by partially coherent light, the coherent reference plane wave is reconstructed by the hologram. Thus this optical system can be used to separate a coherent component from partially coherent illumination.

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1979 (3)

F. Gori, "Lau effect and coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31,4–8 (1979).

P. DeSantis et al., "An example of a Collett-Wolf source," Opt. Commun. 29, 256–260 (1979).

D. Courjon and J. Bulabois, "Modifications of the coherence properties of a light beam: applications in optical processing," Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 194, 129–134 (1979)

1975 (1)

1967 (1)

L. H. Enloe, "Noise-like structure in the image of diffusely reflecting objects in coherent illumination," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 46, 1479–1489 (1967).

1964 (1)

W. Martienssen and E. Spiller, "Coherence and fluctuations in light beams," Am. J. Phys. 32, 919–926 (1964).

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975).

Bulabois, J.

D. Courjon and J. Bulabois, "Modifications of the coherence properties of a light beam: applications in optical processing," Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 194, 129–134 (1979)

Burckhardt, C. B.

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burckhardt, and L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), pp. 139–142.

Carter, W. H.

Collier, R. J.

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burckhardt, and L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), pp. 139–142.

Courjon, D.

D. Courjon and J. Bulabois, "Modifications of the coherence properties of a light beam: applications in optical processing," Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 194, 129–134 (1979)

DeSantis, P.

P. DeSantis et al., "An example of a Collett-Wolf source," Opt. Commun. 29, 256–260 (1979).

Enloe, L. H.

L. H. Enloe, "Noise-like structure in the image of diffusely reflecting objects in coherent illumination," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 46, 1479–1489 (1967).

Gori, F.

F. Gori, "Lau effect and coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31,4–8 (1979).

Lin, L. H.

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burckhardt, and L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), pp. 139–142.

Martienssen, W.

W. Martienssen and E. Spiller, "Coherence and fluctuations in light beams," Am. J. Phys. 32, 919–926 (1964).

Spiller, E.

W. Martienssen and E. Spiller, "Coherence and fluctuations in light beams," Am. J. Phys. 32, 919–926 (1964).

Wolf, E.

Am. J. Phys. (1)

W. Martienssen and E. Spiller, "Coherence and fluctuations in light beams," Am. J. Phys. 32, 919–926 (1964).

Bell Syst. Tech. J. (1)

L. H. Enloe, "Noise-like structure in the image of diffusely reflecting objects in coherent illumination," Bell Syst. Tech. J. 46, 1479–1489 (1967).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Opt. Commun. (2)

F. Gori, "Lau effect and coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31,4–8 (1979).

P. DeSantis et al., "An example of a Collett-Wolf source," Opt. Commun. 29, 256–260 (1979).

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

D. Courjon and J. Bulabois, "Modifications of the coherence properties of a light beam: applications in optical processing," Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 194, 129–134 (1979)

Other (2)

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975).

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burckhardt, and L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), pp. 139–142.

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