The spectral interference law is used to derive the electromagnetic degree of coherence and the Pancharatnam--Berry phase in Young's two-pinhole setup. The phase has a straightforward connection to the Stokes parameters at the openings.
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A. T. Friberg, J. Tervo, and T. Setälä, "Electromagnetic Coherence and Pancharatnam--Berry Phase in Young's Interference Experiment," in Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CSuA28.
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