Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 3 (2008)

Study of a circular Gaussian transition in an optical speckle field

I. Bergoënd, X. Orlik, E. Lacot


We propose a numerical approach to study optical speckle fields generated by various conditions of surface roughness and illumination, without any a priori assumption concerning the properties of the scattered field. By overcoming the limitations imposed by the use of the central limit theorem, we perform the study of the whole circular Gaussian transition undergone by the speckle field when varying the surface roughness and the size of the laser illumination. We focus our attention on the speckle contrast, the degree of circularity and the degree of assymmetry, including their radial dependence.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2008.08028]

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