Generalized optical interferometry for modal analysis in arbitrary degrees of freedom
Abbreviated Journal Title
ORBITAL ANGULAR-MOMENTUM; SINGLE-PHOTON; Optics
We generalize the traditional concept of temporal optical interferometry to any degree of freedom of a coherent optical field. By identifying the structure of a unitary optical transformation that we designate the generalized phase operator, we enable optical interferometry to be carried out in any modal basis describing a degree of freedom. The structure of the generalized phase operator is that of a fractional optical transform, thus establishing the connection between fractional transforms, optical interferometry, and modal analysis. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America
"Generalized optical interferometry for modal analysis in arbitrary degrees of freedom" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2188.