Extracting coherent modes from partially coherent wavefields Academic Article uri icon


  • A method for numerically recovering the coherent modes and their occupancies from a known mutual optical intensity function is described. As an example, the technique is applied to previously published experimental data from an x-ray undulator source. The data are found to be described by three coherent modes, and the functional forms and relative occupancies of these modes are recovered.

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  • July 15, 2009

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