Extracting coherent modes from partially coherent wavefields

Samuel Flewett, Harry M. Quiney, Chanh Q. Tran, Keith A. Nugent

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A method for numerically recovering the coherent modes and their occupancies from a known mutual optical intensity function is described. As an example, the technique is applied to previously published experimental data from an x-ray undulator source. The data are found to be described by three coherent modes, and the functional forms and relative occupancies of these modes are recovered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2198-2200
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes


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