The coherent-mode representation of partially coherent, partially polarized optical field is defined on the basis of the unified theory of coherence and polarization. An example of the coherent-mode representation of the imaging process is given.
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(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
A. S. Ostrovsky and P. C. Romero Soría, "Coherent-Mode Representation of Partially Coherent and Partially Polarized Optical Fields," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FThN4.
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