A scalar-mode representation of stochastic, planar, electromagnetic sources
Abbreviated Journal Title
coherent mode representation; coherence; polarization; electromagnetic; beams; SPACE-FREQUENCY DOMAIN; TURBULENT ATMOSPHERE; PARTIAL COHERENCE; POLARIZATION; BEAMS; PROPAGATION; STATE; SPECTRUM; FIELDS; Optics
A very useful theoretical tool for investigating coherence properties of stochastic scalar sources and stochastic scalar fields is the so-called coherent-mode representation. We introduce a somewhat similar new representation for planar, secondary stochastic electromagnetic sources which generate beams. It consists of three expansions for the three independent elements of the 2 x 2 electric cross-spectral density matrix of the beam. The expansion of the diagonal elements of the matrix are coherent-mode representations in the sense of the scalar theory. The third one, for each off-diagonal element, is a bi-modal expansion, expressed in terms of the coherent modes of the diagonal elements. (C) 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
"A scalar-mode representation of stochastic, planar, electromagnetic sources" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6297.