Self-imaging in first-order optical systems

Tatiana Alieva and Martin J. Bastiaans

The structure and main properties of coherent and partially coherent optical fields that are self-reproducible under propagation through a first-order optical system are investigated. A phase space description of self-imaging in first-order optical systems is presented. The Wigner distribution function of the complex field amplitudes is invariant under linear transformations.

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