Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 24, Issue 9, pp S1021–S1026

Third- and fourth-order parametric characterization of partially coherent beams propagating throughABCD optical systems

  • R. Martínez-Herrero
  • P. M. Mejías
  • M. Sánchez
  • J. L. H. Neira
ABCD Law, Propagation and Higher Order Moments

DOI: 10.1007/BF01588603

Cite this article as:
Martínez-Herrero, R., Mejías, P.M., Sánchez, M. et al. Opt Quant Electron (1992) 24: S1021. doi:10.1007/BF01588603

Abstract

Within the formalism of the Wigner distribution function, third- and fourth-order measurable beam parameters are proposed and their physical meaning is investigated. The general propagation law of such characteristic quantities inABCD optical systems is derived and a number of paramters are shown to be invariant under propagation inABCD devices.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Martínez-Herrero
    • 1
  • P. M. Mejías
    • 1
  • M. Sánchez
    • 2
  • J. L. H. Neira
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Optica, Facultad de Ciencias FísicasUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain
  2. 2.R & D DepartmentEmpresa Nacional de Optica (ENOSA)Spain

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