Spatial statistical optics and spatial correlation holography: a review

Mitsuo Takeda, Wei Wang, Dinesh N. Naik, Rakesh K. Singh

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Abstract

Classical statistical optics is revisited with the aim of introducing the concept of spatial statistical optics that places particular focus and special emphasis on spatial statistics of the optical field, rather than on their temporal statistics. The principles of emerging technology of statistical correlation holography based on spatial statistical optics are reviewed, and their unique capabilities for coherence and polarization shaping as well as synthesizing stochastic optical fields with desired statistical properties are introduced. (C) 2014 The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-861
Number of pages13
JournalOptical Review
Volume21
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

Keywords

  • statistical optics
  • coherence
  • holography
  • polarization
  • interferometry
  • correlation
  • PHOTON-CORRELATION HOLOGRAPHY
  • COHERENCE HOLOGRAPHY
  • STOKES PARAMETERS
  • SHEARING INTERFEROMETER
  • PHASE-SHIFT
  • FIELD
  • POLARIZATION
  • POLARIMETER
  • LIGHT

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Takeda, M., Wang, W., Naik, D. N., & Singh, R. K. (2014). Spatial statistical optics and spatial correlation holography: a review. Optical Review, 21(6), 849-861.