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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1951
  • pp: 861–862

On the Stokes Parameters for Polarized Radiation

D. L. FALKOFF and J. E. MACDONALD  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 41, Issue 11, pp. 861-862 (1951)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.41.000861


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D. L. FALKOFF and J. E. MACDONALD, "On the Stokes Parameters for Polarized Radiation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41, 861-862 (1951)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-41-11-861


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References

  1. U. Fano, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 39, 859 (1949).
  2. For a detailed classical treatment see S. Chandrasekhar, Radiative Transfer (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1950), pp. 24–37.
  3. P. A. M. Dirac, Quantum Mechanics (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1947), third edition, p. 7.
  4. Such a "density" matrix has been introduced in a more general context in the quantum theory of measurement by J. vonNeumann, Gött. Nachr. p. 245 (1927).
  5. J. E. MacDonald, thesis, University of Notre Dame, 1951; D. R. Hamilton, Astrophys. J. 106, 457 (1947).

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