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Wigner Distribution Moments Measured as Intensity Moments in Separable First-Order Optical Systems

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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.

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Correspondence to Martin J. Bastiaans.

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Bastiaans, M.J., Alieva, T. Wigner Distribution Moments Measured as Intensity Moments in Separable First-Order Optical Systems. EURASIP J. Adv. Signal Process. 2005, 681520 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1155/ASP.2005.1535

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  • Wigner distribution moments
  • beam characterization
  • first-order optical systems