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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: C44–C47

On experimental characterization of polarization fluctuation dynamics in random optical beams

Andriy Shevchenko, Tero Setälä, and Ari T. Friberg  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 10, pp. C44-C47 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.000C44


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Abstract

Polarization correlation functions that characterize the rate of change of the instantaneous polarization state of an arbitrary fluctuating electromagnetic beam were recently introduced. In this work, we describe techniques that enable the measurement of these functions leading to the determination of the so-called polarization time of a random field.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2012
Published: March 20, 2012

Citation
Andriy Shevchenko, Tero Setälä, and Ari T. Friberg, "On experimental characterization of polarization fluctuation dynamics in random optical beams," Appl. Opt. 51, C44-C47 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-10-C44


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