- Research Article
- Open Access
Wigner Distribution Moments Measured as Intensity Moments in Separable First-Order Optical Systems
© M. J. Bastiaans and T. Alieva 2005
- Received: 31 March 2004
- Published: 30 June 2005
It is shown how all global Wigner distribution moments of arbitrary order can be measured as intensity moments in the output plane of an appropriate number of separable first-order optical systems (generally anamorphic ones). The minimum number of such systems that are needed for the determination of these moments is derived.
- Wigner distribution moments
- beam characterization
- first-order optical systems
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