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
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2007
Published: June 13, 2007
Alfredo Luis, "Overall degree of coherence for vectorial electromagnetic fields and the Wigner function," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 2070-2074 (2007)