Three-dimensional imaging of random radiation sources

Joseph Rosen, Amnon Yariv
1996 Optics Letters  
A method to image random three-dimensional source distributions is proposed. We show that, by using a Michelson stellar interferometer in a prescribed fashion, one is able to measure a special form of a threedimensional degree of coherence. The inverse Fourier transform of this coherence function yields the threedimensional intensity distribution of the source as seen from the paraxial far zone.
doi:10.1364/ol.21.001011 pmid:19876235 fatcat:agsalu7vrjcw5hhpv3p45terlm