Applied Physics B

, 97:849 | Cite as

Correlation properties of random electromagnetic beams in laser resonators

  • Z. Tong
  • O. Korotkova
  • Y. Cai
  • H. T. Eyyuboglu
  • Y. Baykal


With the help of the generalized Huygens–Fresnel principle and the tensor approach for electromagnetic stochastic beams we investigate the behavior of their two-point spatial correlation properties on interaction with a laser resonator. In particular, the evolution of the degree of coherence, of the degree of cross-polarization and of the intensity correlations (at one and two points in space) is analyzed for typical beams and cavities. The theory is illustrated by numerical curves pertaining to various correlation properties of typical electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beams.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. Tong
    • 1
  • O. Korotkova
    • 1
  • Y. Cai
    • 2
  • H. T. Eyyuboglu
    • 3
  • Y. Baykal
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.School of Physical Science and TechnologySoochow UniversitySuzhouChina
  3. 3.Department of Electronic and Communication EngineeringÇankaya UniversityBalgat AnkaraTurkey

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