Abstract

It is proved that prescribed distributions of the cross-spectral density across a plane can be produced by starting from a primary source that is either spatially incoherent or spatially coherent. Possible synthesis schemes are outlined, and some difficulties generally encountered in the synthesis problem are discussed.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

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