# 3D coherence of light speckles- difference between Airy and gaussian speckles

In this article, http://www.dfm.uninsubria.it/laboferri/web_page/articoli_pdf/PRA_2009-Magatti-Three_dimensional_coherence_of_light_speckles-experiment.pdf, the 3D-coherence properties of light speckles are studied at different distances from the source. What I don't understand is the distinction drawn between what the authors call Airy speckles and gaussian speckles. In particular, it's not clear under which experimental conditions Airy or gaussian speckles are produced. How should I choose my setup so that I can know a priori that the speckles will be Airy or gaussian?

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Note that a gaussian beam - without diffraction - gives a gaussian spot which size is increasing, while axial distance $z$ from the point $z=0$ of minimum transveral size (waist size) increases.