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Propagation of partially coherent light through a light pipe.
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PMID:  23938549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In laser projection applications, laser light modules are often combined with rotating diffusers in order to reduce the appearance of speckle on the projection screen. The rotation of a diffuser in a laser beam generates a beam of partially coherent light. Propagation of this light through the different optical components constituting the laser projector is thus essential when investigating the appearance of speckle. In this paper, a computationally efficient simulation model is presented to propagate partially coherent light through a homogenizing rectangular light pipe. The light pipe alters the coherence properties of the light and different consequences are discussed. The outcomes of the simulation model are experimentally verified using a reversing wavefront Michelson interferometer.
Stijn Roelandt; Jani Tervo; Youri Meuret; Guy Verschaffelt; Hugo Thienpont
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics express     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1094-4087     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Express     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137103     Medline TA:  Opt Express     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17007-19     Citation Subset:  IM    
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