Abstract

Three-dimensional (3D) speckle dynamics are investigated within the paraxial approximation as represented by ABCD-matrix theory. Within the paraxial approximation, exact expressions are derived for the space–time-lagged intensity covariance that results from an in-plane translation, an out-of-plane rotation, or an in-plane rotation of a diffuse scattering object that is illuminated by a Gaussian-shaped laser beam. As illustrative examples we consider the 3D dynamical nature of speckles that are formed in free space and in Fourier transform and imaging systems. The spatiotemporal characteristics of the observed 3D speckle patterns are interpreted in terms of boiling, decorrelation, rotation, translation, and tilting. Experimental results, which support the quantitative theory, are presented and discussed.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

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