Decomposition for coherence current of mutual coherence function for stochastic optical field

Xueliang Zhu, Jacob Beaumont, Baixin Chen, Mitsuo Takeda, Wei Wang

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In analogy to the velocity decomposition in continuum mechanics, we introduce two new tensors, referred to as the deformation-rate tensor and rotation-rate tensor, to the optical coherence theory for stochastic optical field, and decompose a coherence current vector into its translation, rotation and deformation components to study the optical coherence dynamics. To investigate the optical coherence propagation and evolution, we have conducted an experiment with results given to demonstrate the two newly introduced tensors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAOPC 2020
Subtitle of host publicationOptical Sensing and Imaging Technology
EditorsXiangang Luo, Yadong Jiang, Jin Lu, Dong Liu
ISBN (Electronic)9781510639560
ISBN (Print)9781510639553
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2020
Event2020 Applied Optics and Photonics China: Optical Sensing and Imaging Technology - Xiamen, China
Duration: 25 Aug 202027 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


Conference2020 Applied Optics and Photonics China
Abbreviated titleAOPC 2020


  • Coherence Current
  • Optical Coherence Function
  • Stochastic Optical Field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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