Optical heterodyne imaging and Wigner phase space distributions.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We demonstrate that optical heterodyne imaging directly measures smoothed Wigner phase space distributions. This method may be broadly applicable to fundamental studies of light propagation and tomographic imaging. Basic physical properties of Wigner distributions are illustrated by experimental measurements.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wax, A; Thomas, JE

Published Date

  • September 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 18

Start / End Page

  • 1427 - 1429

PubMed ID

  • 19881680

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ol.21.001427


  • eng