Editor's Picks Collection: Coherence and Statistical Optics

To honor OSA's centennial, JOSA A Centennial Editor Bahaa Saleh selected articles from a variety of topic areas that reflect the progression of each area over the journal's history. Below is a collection of articles in the area of Coherence and Statistical Optics.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in this area.

  1. On the propagation of mutual coherence

    George B. Parrent

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 49(8) 787-793 (1959)

  2. Spectral coherence and the concept of cross-spectral purity

    L. Mandel and E. Wolf

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66(6) 529-535 (1976)

  3. Some fundamental properties of speckle

    J. W. Goodman

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66(11) 1145-1150 (1976)

  4. Coherence and radiometry

    Emil Wolf

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68(1) 6-17 (1978)

  5. Modulation transfer function associated with image transmission through turbulent media

    R. E. Hufnagel and N. R. Stanley

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54(1) 52-61 (1964)

  6. Least-square fitting a wave-front distortion estimate to an array of phase-difference measurements

    David L. Fried

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67(3) 370-375 (1977)

  7. Experimental study of scattering from characterized random surfaces K. A. O'Donnell and E. R. Mendez

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(7) 1194-1205 (1987)

  8. Model for photon migration in turbid biological media

    R. F. Bonner, R. Nossal, S. Havlin, and G. H. Weiss

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4(3) 423-432 (1987)

  9. Twisted Gaussian Schell-model beams. I. Symmetry structure and normal-mode spectrum

    R. Simon, K. Sundar, and N. Mukunda

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10(9) 2008-2016 (1993)

  10. Application of the Wigner distribution function to partially coherent-light

    Martin J. Bastiaans

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(8) 1227-1238 (1986)