J. Phys. III France
Volume 1, Numéro 9, September 1991
Page(s) 1569 - 1574
DOI: 10.1051/jp3:1991211
J. Phys. III France 1 (1991) 1569-1574

Cross spectral density propagation through optical systems

F. 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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