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  • Vol. 63, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1973
  • pp: 1619–1620

Degree of polarization and intensity fluctuations in thermal light beams

W. H. Carter and E. Wolf

JOSA, Vol. 63, Issue 12, pp. 1619-1620 (1973)

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W. H. Carter and E. Wolf, "Degree of polarization and intensity fluctuations in thermal light beams," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 1619-1620 (1973)

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