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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2001
  • pp: 6098–6101

Quality improvement of partially polarized beams

Jesús M. Movilla, Rosario Martínez-Herrero, and Pedro M. Mejías  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 33, pp. 6098-6101 (2001)

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Improvement of the beam-quality parameter of partially polarized beams is investigated. We focus on the use of a Mach–Zehnder-type interferometric arrangement with crossed polarizers. The analysis has been carried out within the framework of the intensity moment formalism. Conditions are given under which the beam-quality parameter is optimized.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

Original Manuscript: June 26, 2000
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2001
Published: November 20, 2001

Jesús M. Movilla, Rosario Martínez-Herrero, and Pedro M. Mejías, "Quality improvement of partially polarized beams," Appl. Opt. 40, 6098-6101 (2001)

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