Optical phase maps

Isaac Freund

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Abstract

Phase maps of optical wave fields are found to consist primarily of phase saddles strung between phase singularities (vortices). Phase extrema (maxima or minima) appear to be absent in the phase fields of laser beams, and are relatively rare in the phase fields of speckle patterns. Theoretical models are presented that help explian this unexpected result. The relationship between stationary points of phase and stationary points of amplitude is also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Tomography, Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation
EditorsBritton Chance, Robert R. Alfano
PublisherSPIE
Pages411-419
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780819417367
DOIs
StatePublished - 30 May 1995
EventOptical Tomography, Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation - San Jose, United States
Duration: 1 Feb 199528 Feb 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2389
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceOptical Tomography, Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period1/02/9528/02/95

Bibliographical note

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Keywords

  • Coherent imaging
  • Laser beams
  • Optical tomography
  • Optical vortices
  • Phase
  • Speckle patterns

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