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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2070–2074

Overall degree of coherence for vectorial electromagnetic fields and the Wigner function

Alfredo Luis  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 7, pp. 2070-2074 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.24.002070


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Abstract

We elaborate the overall degree of coherence for vectorial electromagnetic waves within paraxial approximation, expressing it in terms of a polarization Wigner function and the spatial–angular Stokes parameters.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2007
Published: June 13, 2007

Citation
Alfredo Luis, "Overall degree of coherence for vectorial electromagnetic fields and the Wigner function," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2070-2074 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-24-7-2070

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