Abstract

The characteristics of highly directional electromagnetic beams generated by planar sources of different states of spatial coherence are investigated by using variations of Gaussian Schell-model beams. Azimuthally symmetric beams with the electric vector polarized in the azimuthal direction and dipolar beams with linearly polarized electric fields are treated. The effect on the shape of the beam of decreasing the coherence length of the source distribution is discussed.

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1998 (1)

1993 (1)

1983 (1)

A. T. Friberg, R. J. Sudol, “The spatial coherence properties of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Acta 30, 1075–1097 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

A. T. Friberg, R. J. Sudol, “Propagation parameters of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Commun. 41, 383–387 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

P. De Santis, F. Gori, G. Guattari, C. Palma, “An example of a Collett–Wolf source,” Opt. Commun. 29, 256–260 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1978 (4)

E. Wolf, E. Collett, “Partially coherent sources which produce the same far-field intensity distribution as a laser,” Opt. Commun. 25, 293–296 (1978).
[CrossRef]

J. T. Foley, M. S. Zubairy, “The directionality of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Commun. 26, 297–300 (1978).
[CrossRef]

E. Collett, E. Wolf, “Is complete spatial coherence necessary for the generation of highly directional beams?” Opt. Lett. 2, 27–29 (1978).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Carter, M. Bertolotti, “An analysis of the far-field coherence and radiant intensity of light scattered from liquid crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 329–333 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Bertolotti, M.

Carter, W. H.

Collett, E.

E. Collett, E. Wolf, “Is complete spatial coherence necessary for the generation of highly directional beams?” Opt. Lett. 2, 27–29 (1978).
[CrossRef]

E. Wolf, E. Collett, “Partially coherent sources which produce the same far-field intensity distribution as a laser,” Opt. Commun. 25, 293–296 (1978).
[CrossRef]

De Santis, P.

P. De Santis, F. Gori, G. Guattari, C. Palma, “An example of a Collett–Wolf source,” Opt. Commun. 29, 256–260 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Foley, J. T.

J. T. Foley, M. S. Zubairy, “The directionality of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Commun. 26, 297–300 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Friberg, A. T.

A. T. Friberg, R. J. Sudol, “The spatial coherence properties of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Acta 30, 1075–1097 (1983).
[CrossRef]

A. T. Friberg, R. J. Sudol, “Propagation parameters of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Commun. 41, 383–387 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Gori, F.

P. De Santis, F. Gori, G. Guattari, C. Palma, “An example of a Collett–Wolf source,” Opt. Commun. 29, 256–260 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Guattari, G.

P. De Santis, F. Gori, G. Guattari, C. Palma, “An example of a Collett–Wolf source,” Opt. Commun. 29, 256–260 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Kowarz, M. W.

Mandel, L.

L. Mandel, E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, New York, 1995), pp. 263–287.

Palma, C.

P. De Santis, F. Gori, G. Guattari, C. Palma, “An example of a Collett–Wolf source,” Opt. Commun. 29, 256–260 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Seshadri, S. R.

Sudol, R. J.

A. T. Friberg, R. J. Sudol, “The spatial coherence properties of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Acta 30, 1075–1097 (1983).
[CrossRef]

A. T. Friberg, R. J. Sudol, “Propagation parameters of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Commun. 41, 383–387 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, E.

M. W. Kowarz, E. Wolf, “Conservation laws for partially coherent free fields,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10, 88–94 (1993).
[CrossRef]

E. Wolf, E. Collett, “Partially coherent sources which produce the same far-field intensity distribution as a laser,” Opt. Commun. 25, 293–296 (1978).
[CrossRef]

E. Collett, E. Wolf, “Is complete spatial coherence necessary for the generation of highly directional beams?” Opt. Lett. 2, 27–29 (1978).
[CrossRef]

L. Mandel, E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, New York, 1995), pp. 263–287.

Zubairy, M. S.

J. T. Foley, M. S. Zubairy, “The directionality of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Commun. 26, 297–300 (1978).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (2)

Opt. Acta (1)

A. T. Friberg, R. J. Sudol, “The spatial coherence properties of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Acta 30, 1075–1097 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (4)

J. T. Foley, M. S. Zubairy, “The directionality of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Commun. 26, 297–300 (1978).
[CrossRef]

A. T. Friberg, R. J. Sudol, “Propagation parameters of Gaussian Schell-model beams,” Opt. Commun. 41, 383–387 (1982).
[CrossRef]

P. De Santis, F. Gori, G. Guattari, C. Palma, “An example of a Collett–Wolf source,” Opt. Commun. 29, 256–260 (1979).
[CrossRef]

E. Wolf, E. Collett, “Partially coherent sources which produce the same far-field intensity distribution as a laser,” Opt. Commun. 25, 293–296 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Other (1)

L. Mandel, E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge U. Press, New York, 1995), pp. 263–287.

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