: The degree of coherence and the intensity distribution on the axis of the beam radiated by a planar partially coherent source of the Schell-model type are investigated. We present an expression for the on-axis cross-spectral density which is valid for a very general Schell-model source, with the only constraint that the intensity distribution across the source is Gaussian. Furthermore, we show that such an expression takes very simple analytical forms for several commonly used degrees of coherence of the source.
Santarsiero, M., Piquero, G., de Sande, J.C.G., Korotkova, O., Martínez-Herrero, R., & Gori, F. (2022). On z-coherence of beams radiated by Schell-model sources with Gaussian profile. OPTICS LETTERS, 47(9), 2258-2261 [10.1364/OL.458764].