The importance of coherence in inverse problems in optics

Authors

  • H. A. Ferwerda,

  • H. P. Baltes,

  • A. S. Glass,

  • B. Steinle


Abstract

A summary of current inverse problems of statistical optics is presented together with a short guide to the pertinent review-type literature. The retrieval of structural information from the far-zone degree of coherence and the (time-averaged) intensity distribution of radiation scattered by a superposition of random and periodic scatterers is discussed.

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