Abstract

The border between the descriptions of the classical optical fields in any state of spatial coherence and the quantum coherence state of light is revisited in the framework of the phase-space representation. Although it is established that such descriptions are not completely equivalent, the exact calculation of the marginal power spectrum leads to new analogies that suggest that some features exclusively attributed to quantum states of light can be also shared by classical optical fields due to their spatial coherence state.

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Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics6th ed. (Pergamon Press, 1993).

Cañas-Cardona, G.

Castañeda, R.

Garca-Sucerquia, J.

Garcia-Sucerquia, J.

Grimaldo, F. M.

F. M. Grimaldo, Physico-Mathesis de Lumine Coloribus et Iride (Ex Typographia Haeredi Victorij Benatij, Bononiae, 1665).

Hennelly, B.

M. Testorf, B. Hennelly, and J. Ojeda-Castaneda, Phase-Space Optics: Fundamentals and Applications (McGraw-Hill, 2010).

Leonhardt, U.

U. Leonhardt, Measuring the Quantum State of Light(Cambridge University, 1997).

Mandel, L.

L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge University, 1995).

Muñoz, H.

R. Castañeda, H. Muñoz, and G. Cañas-Cardona, “The structured spatial coherence support,” J. Mod. Opt. 58, 962–972 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Muñuz-Ossa, H.

Ojeda-Castaneda, J.

M. Testorf, B. Hennelly, and J. Ojeda-Castaneda, Phase-Space Optics: Fundamentals and Applications (McGraw-Hill, 2010).

Testorf, M.

M. Testorf, B. Hennelly, and J. Ojeda-Castaneda, Phase-Space Optics: Fundamentals and Applications (McGraw-Hill, 2010).

Wolf, E.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics6th ed. (Pergamon Press, 1993).

L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge University, 1995).

Young, T.

T. Young, “The Bakerian lecture: Experiments and calculations relative to physical optics,” Phil. Trans. R. Soc. London 94, 1–16 (1804).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Mod. Opt. (1)

R. Castañeda, H. Muñoz, and G. Cañas-Cardona, “The structured spatial coherence support,” J. Mod. Opt. 58, 962–972 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Opt. Express (1)

Phil. Trans. R. Soc. London (1)

T. Young, “The Bakerian lecture: Experiments and calculations relative to physical optics,” Phil. Trans. R. Soc. London 94, 1–16 (1804).
[CrossRef]

Other (6)

F. M. Grimaldo, Physico-Mathesis de Lumine Coloribus et Iride (Ex Typographia Haeredi Victorij Benatij, Bononiae, 1665).

L. Mandel and E. Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics (Cambridge University, 1995).

R. Castañeda, “The optics of spatial coherence wavelets,” in Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, P. W. Hawkes, ed. (Academic Press, 2010), Vol. 164, pp 29–255.

M. Testorf, B. Hennelly, and J. Ojeda-Castaneda, Phase-Space Optics: Fundamentals and Applications (McGraw-Hill, 2010).

U. Leonhardt, Measuring the Quantum State of Light(Cambridge University, 1997).

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics6th ed. (Pergamon Press, 1993).

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