Non-Radiating Stochastic Scalar Sources

  • A. J. Devaney
  • E. Wolf
Conference paper


Classical sources that do not radiate have been the subject of many investigations. Such sources have been studied, for example, in connection with models of elementary particles, with radiation reaction and with the problem of uniqueness in determination of the structure of sources and scatterers from far-field measurements.


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    This formula is derived (with a slightly different definition of the cross-spectral density) in a paper by W. H. Carter and E. Wolf, Optica Acta, 28, 227 (1981), Eq. (3.9).Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Devaney
    • 1
  • E. Wolf
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Schlumberger-Doll ResearchRidgefieldUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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