Coherence properties near interfaces of random media
Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. E
Physics, Fluids & Plasmas; Physics, Mathematical
The spatial coherence theory of optical fields radiated by statistically homogeneous, infinite, planar sources does not account for detailed surface characteristics. However, coherence properties change with the angular distribution of the intensity radiated from such a source, which, in turn, depends on the physical properties of the sample. We show that second-order correlations of the optical field measured at several wavelengths away from the surface of a highly inhomogeneous medium relate to the statistical characteristics of the interface.
Physical Review E
"Coherence properties near interfaces of random media" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3596.