The 3D degree of polarization in high-NA focused fields is analyzed using the Richards-Wolf theory. Significant changes in the polarization degree are predicted. These are explained by considering the spectral densities and electric-field correlations.
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K. Lindfors, T. Setälä, M. Kaivola, and A. T. Friberg, "Degree of Polarization in Focused Light," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FMB7.
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