Light sources generating far fields with tunable flat profiles

Şahin S., Korotkova O.

OPTICS LETTERS, vol.37, no.14, pp.2970-2972, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1364/ol.37.002970
  • Journal Name: OPTICS LETTERS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2970-2972
  • TED University Affiliated: No


Planar, scalar, optical Schell-model, and quasi-homogeneous sources with correlations that are Fourier transforms of multi-Gaussian functions are introduced. It is demonstrated that far fields produced by these families of sources carry interesting characteristics, being flatlike with adjustable steepness of the edge. Beam conditions for such sources are also derived. (C) 2012 Optical Society of America