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Besinc Pseudo-Schell Model Sources with Circular Coherence

Departamento de Óptica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, 28040 Madrid, Spain
ETSIS de Telecomunicación, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Campus Sur, 28031 Madrid, Spain
Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università Roma Tre, Via V. Volterra 62, 00146 Rome, Italy
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(13), 2716;
Received: 18 June 2019 / Revised: 29 June 2019 / Accepted: 1 July 2019 / Published: 4 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Statistical Optics and Plasmonics)
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Partially coherent sources with non-conventional coherence properties present unusual behaviors during propagation, which have potential application in fields like optical trapping and microscopy. Recently, partially coherent sources exhibiting circular coherence have been introduced and experimentally realized. Among them, the so-called pseudo Schell-model sources present coherence properties that depend only on the difference between the radial coordinates of two points. Here, the intensity and coherence properties of the fields radiated from pseudo Schell-model sources with a degree of coherence of the besinc type are analyzed in detail. A sharpening of the intensity profile is found for the propagated beam by appropriately selecting the coherence parameters. As a possible application, the trapping of different types of dielectric nanoparticles with this kind of beam is described. View Full-Text
Keywords: partial coherence; statistical optics partial coherence; statistical optics

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Martínez-Herrero, R.; Piquero, G.; González de Sande, J.C.; Santarsiero, M.; Gori, F. Besinc Pseudo-Schell Model Sources with Circular Coherence. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 2716.

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