Abstract

A simple model called partially coherent flattened Gaussian beam (FGB) is proposed to describe a partially coherent beam with a flat-topped spatial profile. An explicit and analytical formula is derived for the cross-spectral density of a partially coherent FGB propagating through a paraxial ABCD optical system. The propagation factor and propagation properties of a partially coherent FGB in free space are studied in detail and found to be closely related to its coherence and beam order.

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