It is shown that the knowledge of the degree of coherence and polarization is not adequate to determine correlations measured in the Hanbury Brown-Twiss experiment. A new statistical parameter, which we introduce, is also needed.
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(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
D. F. James, T. Shirai, S. N. Volkov, and E. Wolf, "Correlation Between Intensity Fluctuations in a Stochastic Electromagnetic Beam and the Degree of Cross-Polarization," in Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper CSuA38.
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