Optical phase-space distributions for low-coherence light.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Using a novel heterodyne technique, we measure optical phase-space distributions in momentum and position for low-coherence light. Quantitative information is obtained simultaneously about the longitudinal and the transverse coherence properties as well as the wave-front curvature of the light field. This method can be used to monitor these optical parameters directly for signal fields scattered from samples of interest, for tomographic imaging.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wax, A; Bali, S; Thomas, JE

Published Date

  • September 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 17

Start / End Page

  • 1188 - 1190

PubMed ID

  • 18073979

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ol.24.001188


  • eng