Abstract

We study screening of optical singularities in random optical fields with two widely different length scales. We call the speckle patterns generated by such fields speckled speckle, because the major speckle spots in the pattern are themselves highly speckled. We study combinations of fields whose components exhibit short- and long-range correlations and find unusual forms of screening.

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  1. J. F. Nye and M. V. Berry, “Dislocations in wave trains,”Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 336, 165-190 (1974). For additional sources see online citation databases for the numerous papers that reference this work.
  2. J. F. Nye, Natural Focusing and the Fine Structure of Light (IOP, 1999).
  3. J. W. Goodman, Speckle Phenomena In Optics (Roberts, 2007).
  4. B. I. Halperin, “Statistical mechanics of topological defects,” in Physics of Defects, R.Balian, M.Kleman, and J.-P.Poirier, eds. (North-Holland, 1981), pp. 814-857.
  5. F. Liu and G. F. Mazenko, “Defect-defect correlation in the dynamics of first-order phase transitions,” Phys. Rev. B 46, 5963-5971 (1992).
    [CrossRef]
  6. B. W. Roberts, E. Bodenschatz, and J. P. Sethna, “A bound on the decay of defect-defect correlation functions in two-dimensional complex order parameter equations,” Physica D 99, 252-268 (1996).
    [CrossRef]
  7. I. Freund and M. Wilkinson, “Critical-point screening in random wave fields,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2892-2902 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  8. M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Phase singularities in isotropic random waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 456, 2059-2079 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  9. M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Phase singularities in isotropic random waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 456, 3048 (2000) (erratum).
  10. M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Polarization singularities in isotropic random vector waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 457, 141-155 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  11. M. R. Dennis, “Polarization singularities in paraxial vector fields: morphology and statistics,” Opt. Commun. 213, 201-221 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  12. I. Freund, M. S. Soskin, and A. I. Mokhun, “Elliptic critical points in paraxial fields,” Opt. Commun. 208, 223-253 (2002).
    [CrossRef]
  13. G. Foltin, “Signed zeros of Gaussian vector fields--density, correlation functions, and curvature,” J. Phys. A 36, 1729-1742 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  14. M. R. Dennis, “Correlations and screening of topological charges in Gaussian random fields,” J. Phys. A 36, 6611-6628 (2003).
    [CrossRef]
  15. M. Wilkinson, “Screening of charged singularities of random fields,” J. Phys. A 37, 6763-6771 (2004).
    [CrossRef]
  16. G. Foltin, S. Gnutzmann, and U. Smilansky, “The morphology of nodal lines--random waves versus percolation,” J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 37, 11363-11372 (2004).
  17. B. A. van Tiggelen, D. Anache, and A. Ghysels, “Role of mean free path in spatial phase correlation and nodal screening,” Electron. Lett. 74, 999-1005 (2006).
  18. I. Freund, R. I. Egorov, and M. S. Soskin, “Umbilic point screening in random optical fields,” Opt. Lett. 22, 2182-2184 (2007).
  19. R. I. Egorov, M. S. Soskin, D. A. Kessler, and I. Freund, “Experimental measurements of topological singularity screening in random paraxial scalar and vector optical fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 103901 (2008).
    [CrossRef]
  20. D. A. Kessler and I. Freund, “Short- and long-range screening of optical phase singularities and C points,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4194-4204 (2008).
  21. I. Freund and D. A. Kessler, “Singularities in speckled speckle,” Opt. Commun. 33, 479-481 (2008).
  22. I. Freund and D. A. Kessler, “Singularities in speckled speckle: statistics,” Opt. Commun. (to be published). doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2008.09.029
  23. J. W. Goodman, Statistical Optics (Wiley, 1985).
  24. M. Berry, “Disruption of wave-fronts: statistics of dislocations in incoherent Gaussian random waves,” J. Phys. A 11, 27-37 (1978).
    [CrossRef]

2008

R. I. Egorov, M. S. Soskin, D. A. Kessler, and I. Freund, “Experimental measurements of topological singularity screening in random paraxial scalar and vector optical fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 103901 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Kessler and I. Freund, “Short- and long-range screening of optical phase singularities and C points,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4194-4204 (2008).

I. Freund and D. A. Kessler, “Singularities in speckled speckle,” Opt. Commun. 33, 479-481 (2008).

2007

I. Freund, R. I. Egorov, and M. S. Soskin, “Umbilic point screening in random optical fields,” Opt. Lett. 22, 2182-2184 (2007).

2006

B. A. van Tiggelen, D. Anache, and A. Ghysels, “Role of mean free path in spatial phase correlation and nodal screening,” Electron. Lett. 74, 999-1005 (2006).

2004

M. Wilkinson, “Screening of charged singularities of random fields,” J. Phys. A 37, 6763-6771 (2004).
[CrossRef]

G. Foltin, S. Gnutzmann, and U. Smilansky, “The morphology of nodal lines--random waves versus percolation,” J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 37, 11363-11372 (2004).

2003

G. Foltin, “Signed zeros of Gaussian vector fields--density, correlation functions, and curvature,” J. Phys. A 36, 1729-1742 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Dennis, “Correlations and screening of topological charges in Gaussian random fields,” J. Phys. A 36, 6611-6628 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

M. R. Dennis, “Polarization singularities in paraxial vector fields: morphology and statistics,” Opt. Commun. 213, 201-221 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. Freund, M. S. Soskin, and A. I. Mokhun, “Elliptic critical points in paraxial fields,” Opt. Commun. 208, 223-253 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Polarization singularities in isotropic random vector waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 457, 141-155 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Phase singularities in isotropic random waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 456, 2059-2079 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Phase singularities in isotropic random waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 456, 3048 (2000) (erratum).

1998

1996

B. W. Roberts, E. Bodenschatz, and J. P. Sethna, “A bound on the decay of defect-defect correlation functions in two-dimensional complex order parameter equations,” Physica D 99, 252-268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1992

F. Liu and G. F. Mazenko, “Defect-defect correlation in the dynamics of first-order phase transitions,” Phys. Rev. B 46, 5963-5971 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1978

M. Berry, “Disruption of wave-fronts: statistics of dislocations in incoherent Gaussian random waves,” J. Phys. A 11, 27-37 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1974

J. F. Nye and M. V. Berry, “Dislocations in wave trains,”Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 336, 165-190 (1974). For additional sources see online citation databases for the numerous papers that reference this work.

Anache, D.

B. A. van Tiggelen, D. Anache, and A. Ghysels, “Role of mean free path in spatial phase correlation and nodal screening,” Electron. Lett. 74, 999-1005 (2006).

Berry, M.

M. Berry, “Disruption of wave-fronts: statistics of dislocations in incoherent Gaussian random waves,” J. Phys. A 11, 27-37 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Berry, M. V.

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Polarization singularities in isotropic random vector waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 457, 141-155 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Phase singularities in isotropic random waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 456, 2059-2079 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Phase singularities in isotropic random waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 456, 3048 (2000) (erratum).

J. F. Nye and M. V. Berry, “Dislocations in wave trains,”Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 336, 165-190 (1974). For additional sources see online citation databases for the numerous papers that reference this work.

Bodenschatz, E.

B. W. Roberts, E. Bodenschatz, and J. P. Sethna, “A bound on the decay of defect-defect correlation functions in two-dimensional complex order parameter equations,” Physica D 99, 252-268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Dennis, M. R.

M. R. Dennis, “Correlations and screening of topological charges in Gaussian random fields,” J. Phys. A 36, 6611-6628 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Dennis, “Polarization singularities in paraxial vector fields: morphology and statistics,” Opt. Commun. 213, 201-221 (2002).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Polarization singularities in isotropic random vector waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 457, 141-155 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Phase singularities in isotropic random waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 456, 3048 (2000) (erratum).

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Phase singularities in isotropic random waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 456, 2059-2079 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Egorov, R. I.

R. I. Egorov, M. S. Soskin, D. A. Kessler, and I. Freund, “Experimental measurements of topological singularity screening in random paraxial scalar and vector optical fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 103901 (2008).
[CrossRef]

I. Freund, R. I. Egorov, and M. S. Soskin, “Umbilic point screening in random optical fields,” Opt. Lett. 22, 2182-2184 (2007).

Foltin, G.

G. Foltin, S. Gnutzmann, and U. Smilansky, “The morphology of nodal lines--random waves versus percolation,” J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 37, 11363-11372 (2004).

G. Foltin, “Signed zeros of Gaussian vector fields--density, correlation functions, and curvature,” J. Phys. A 36, 1729-1742 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Freund, I.

R. I. Egorov, M. S. Soskin, D. A. Kessler, and I. Freund, “Experimental measurements of topological singularity screening in random paraxial scalar and vector optical fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 103901 (2008).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Kessler and I. Freund, “Short- and long-range screening of optical phase singularities and C points,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4194-4204 (2008).

I. Freund and D. A. Kessler, “Singularities in speckled speckle,” Opt. Commun. 33, 479-481 (2008).

I. Freund, R. I. Egorov, and M. S. Soskin, “Umbilic point screening in random optical fields,” Opt. Lett. 22, 2182-2184 (2007).

I. Freund, M. S. Soskin, and A. I. Mokhun, “Elliptic critical points in paraxial fields,” Opt. Commun. 208, 223-253 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. Freund and M. Wilkinson, “Critical-point screening in random wave fields,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2892-2902 (1998).
[CrossRef]

I. Freund and D. A. Kessler, “Singularities in speckled speckle: statistics,” Opt. Commun. (to be published). doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2008.09.029

Ghysels, A.

B. A. van Tiggelen, D. Anache, and A. Ghysels, “Role of mean free path in spatial phase correlation and nodal screening,” Electron. Lett. 74, 999-1005 (2006).

Gnutzmann, S.

G. Foltin, S. Gnutzmann, and U. Smilansky, “The morphology of nodal lines--random waves versus percolation,” J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 37, 11363-11372 (2004).

Goodman, J. W.

J. W. Goodman, Speckle Phenomena In Optics (Roberts, 2007).

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

Halperin, B. I.

B. I. Halperin, “Statistical mechanics of topological defects,” in Physics of Defects, R.Balian, M.Kleman, and J.-P.Poirier, eds. (North-Holland, 1981), pp. 814-857.

Kessler, D. A.

R. I. Egorov, M. S. Soskin, D. A. Kessler, and I. Freund, “Experimental measurements of topological singularity screening in random paraxial scalar and vector optical fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 103901 (2008).
[CrossRef]

I. Freund and D. A. Kessler, “Singularities in speckled speckle,” Opt. Commun. 33, 479-481 (2008).

D. A. Kessler and I. Freund, “Short- and long-range screening of optical phase singularities and C points,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4194-4204 (2008).

I. Freund and D. A. Kessler, “Singularities in speckled speckle: statistics,” Opt. Commun. (to be published). doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2008.09.029

Liu, F.

F. Liu and G. F. Mazenko, “Defect-defect correlation in the dynamics of first-order phase transitions,” Phys. Rev. B 46, 5963-5971 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Mazenko, G. F.

F. Liu and G. F. Mazenko, “Defect-defect correlation in the dynamics of first-order phase transitions,” Phys. Rev. B 46, 5963-5971 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Mokhun, A. I.

I. Freund, M. S. Soskin, and A. I. Mokhun, “Elliptic critical points in paraxial fields,” Opt. Commun. 208, 223-253 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nye, J. F.

J. F. Nye and M. V. Berry, “Dislocations in wave trains,”Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 336, 165-190 (1974). For additional sources see online citation databases for the numerous papers that reference this work.

J. F. Nye, Natural Focusing and the Fine Structure of Light (IOP, 1999).

Roberts, B. W.

B. W. Roberts, E. Bodenschatz, and J. P. Sethna, “A bound on the decay of defect-defect correlation functions in two-dimensional complex order parameter equations,” Physica D 99, 252-268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Sethna, J. P.

B. W. Roberts, E. Bodenschatz, and J. P. Sethna, “A bound on the decay of defect-defect correlation functions in two-dimensional complex order parameter equations,” Physica D 99, 252-268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Smilansky, U.

G. Foltin, S. Gnutzmann, and U. Smilansky, “The morphology of nodal lines--random waves versus percolation,” J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 37, 11363-11372 (2004).

Soskin, M. S.

R. I. Egorov, M. S. Soskin, D. A. Kessler, and I. Freund, “Experimental measurements of topological singularity screening in random paraxial scalar and vector optical fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 103901 (2008).
[CrossRef]

I. Freund, R. I. Egorov, and M. S. Soskin, “Umbilic point screening in random optical fields,” Opt. Lett. 22, 2182-2184 (2007).

I. Freund, M. S. Soskin, and A. I. Mokhun, “Elliptic critical points in paraxial fields,” Opt. Commun. 208, 223-253 (2002).
[CrossRef]

van Tiggelen, B. A.

B. A. van Tiggelen, D. Anache, and A. Ghysels, “Role of mean free path in spatial phase correlation and nodal screening,” Electron. Lett. 74, 999-1005 (2006).

Wilkinson, M.

M. Wilkinson, “Screening of charged singularities of random fields,” J. Phys. A 37, 6763-6771 (2004).
[CrossRef]

I. Freund and M. Wilkinson, “Critical-point screening in random wave fields,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2892-2902 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

B. A. van Tiggelen, D. Anache, and A. Ghysels, “Role of mean free path in spatial phase correlation and nodal screening,” Electron. Lett. 74, 999-1005 (2006).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

J. Phys. A

G. Foltin, “Signed zeros of Gaussian vector fields--density, correlation functions, and curvature,” J. Phys. A 36, 1729-1742 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Dennis, “Correlations and screening of topological charges in Gaussian random fields,” J. Phys. A 36, 6611-6628 (2003).
[CrossRef]

M. Wilkinson, “Screening of charged singularities of random fields,” J. Phys. A 37, 6763-6771 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Berry, “Disruption of wave-fronts: statistics of dislocations in incoherent Gaussian random waves,” J. Phys. A 11, 27-37 (1978).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. A: Math. Gen.

G. Foltin, S. Gnutzmann, and U. Smilansky, “The morphology of nodal lines--random waves versus percolation,” J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 37, 11363-11372 (2004).

Opt. Commun.

M. R. Dennis, “Polarization singularities in paraxial vector fields: morphology and statistics,” Opt. Commun. 213, 201-221 (2002).
[CrossRef]

I. Freund, M. S. Soskin, and A. I. Mokhun, “Elliptic critical points in paraxial fields,” Opt. Commun. 208, 223-253 (2002).
[CrossRef]

D. A. Kessler and I. Freund, “Short- and long-range screening of optical phase singularities and C points,” Opt. Commun. 281, 4194-4204 (2008).

I. Freund and D. A. Kessler, “Singularities in speckled speckle,” Opt. Commun. 33, 479-481 (2008).

Opt. Lett.

I. Freund, R. I. Egorov, and M. S. Soskin, “Umbilic point screening in random optical fields,” Opt. Lett. 22, 2182-2184 (2007).

Phys. Rev. B

F. Liu and G. F. Mazenko, “Defect-defect correlation in the dynamics of first-order phase transitions,” Phys. Rev. B 46, 5963-5971 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

R. I. Egorov, M. S. Soskin, D. A. Kessler, and I. Freund, “Experimental measurements of topological singularity screening in random paraxial scalar and vector optical fields,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 103901 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Physica D

B. W. Roberts, E. Bodenschatz, and J. P. Sethna, “A bound on the decay of defect-defect correlation functions in two-dimensional complex order parameter equations,” Physica D 99, 252-268 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A

J. F. Nye and M. V. Berry, “Dislocations in wave trains,”Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 336, 165-190 (1974). For additional sources see online citation databases for the numerous papers that reference this work.

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Phase singularities in isotropic random waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 456, 2059-2079 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Phase singularities in isotropic random waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 456, 3048 (2000) (erratum).

M. V. Berry and M. R. Dennis, “Polarization singularities in isotropic random vector waves,” Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 457, 141-155 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Other

J. F. Nye, Natural Focusing and the Fine Structure of Light (IOP, 1999).

J. W. Goodman, Speckle Phenomena In Optics (Roberts, 2007).

B. I. Halperin, “Statistical mechanics of topological defects,” in Physics of Defects, R.Balian, M.Kleman, and J.-P.Poirier, eds. (North-Holland, 1981), pp. 814-857.

I. Freund and D. A. Kessler, “Singularities in speckled speckle: statistics,” Opt. Commun. (to be published). doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2008.09.029

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

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