Intensity fluctuations of partially polarized light with Gaussian statistics are investigated using a field decomposition approach. These developments provide an enlightening interpretation of the Hanbury Brown–Twiss effect of partially polarized Gaussian light. In particular, the behavior of the intensity fluctuation correlations can be interpreted as resulting from the mixing of two incoherent lights between themselves.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: July 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2012
Published: September 24, 2012
Philippe Réfrégier, "Intensity correlations of partially polarized light: a field decomposition approach," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 2190-2196 (2012)