Abstract

A technique for retrieving the cross-spectral density propagating in free space across an arbitrary plane is proposed. Theoretical descriptions are based on the propagation law of the cross-spectral density described in the Fourier domain. Results of an experiment demonstrating retrieval of the cross-spectral density across an arbitrary reference plane are also reported. The cross-spectral density in the observation area is measured by use of a wave-front-folded interferometer, and the retrieved cross-spectral densities and the intensity distribution agree well with the theoretical expectations.

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[CrossRef]

H. C. Kandpal, K. Saxena, D. S. Mehta, J. S. Vaishya, K. C. Joshi, “Angular separation of a pair of sources by spectral interferometric technique,” J. Mod. Opt. 42, 447–454 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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H. C. Kandpal, K. Saxena, D. S. Mehta, J. S. Vaishya, K. C. Joshi, “Angular separation of a pair of sources by spectral interferometric technique,” J. Mod. Opt. 42, 447–454 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Vaishya, J. S.

H. C. Kandpal, K. Saxena, D. S. Mehta, J. S. Vaishya, K. C. Joshi, “Angular separation of a pair of sources by spectral interferometric technique,” J. Mod. Opt. 42, 447–454 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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D. F. V. James, H. C. Kandpal, E. Wolf, “A new method for determining the angular separation of double stars,” Astrophys. J. 445, 406–410 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. Mandel, E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, New York, 1995).

Yariv, A.

Yoshimori, K.

Astrophys. J. (1)

D. F. V. James, H. C. Kandpal, E. Wolf, “A new method for determining the angular separation of double stars,” Astrophys. J. 445, 406–410 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

H. C. Kandpal, K. Saxena, D. S. Mehta, J. S. Vaishya, K. C. Joshi, “Angular separation of a pair of sources by spectral interferometric technique,” J. Mod. Opt. 42, 447–454 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rep. (1)

F. Roddier, “Interferometric imaging in optical astronomy,” Phys. Rep. 170, 92–166 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

L. Mertz, Transformations in Optics (Wiley, New York, 1965).

J. W. Goodman, Statistical Optics (Wiley, New York, 1985).

A. A. Michelson, Studies in Optics (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1962).

L. Mandel, E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, New York, 1995).

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