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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3493–3499

Polarization invariance in a Young interferometer

Massimo Santarsiero  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 11, pp. 3493-3499 (2007)

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Conditions ensuring that the polarization properties at the output plane of a Young interferometer fed by an electromagnetic partially coherent beam are the same as those at the pinholes are derived. Such a behavior is interpreted in terms of the vector modes of the electromagnetic source corresponding to the field emerging from the Young pinholes.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: June 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2007
Published: October 12, 2007

Massimo Santarsiero, "Polarization invariance in a Young interferometer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 3493-3499 (2007)

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