J. Phys. III France 1 (1991) 1569-1574
Cross spectral density propagation through optical systemsF. Bloisi and L. Vicari
Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università di Napoli, I-80125 Napoli, Italy
(Received 25 February 1991, accepted 31 May 1991)
Huygens Fresnel principle as generalized to include diffraction by optical systems that can be characterized by an ABCD ray-transfer matrix is used to describe propagation of coherent modes representing cross spectral densities in Wolf's new theory of partial coherence. A mathematical method we introduced in a previous paper for the free space propagation of circularly symmetric cross spectral densities is modified to include propagation through axisymmetric optical systems.
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