It is shown by use of a simple model that in general the state of polarization of a light beam generated by a partially coherent source changes as the beam propagates in free space.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 18, 1993
Revised Manuscript: October 29, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 1993
Published: May 1, 1994
Daniel F. V. James, "Change of polarization of light beams on propagation in free space," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11, 1641-1643 (1994)