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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2008
  • pp: 2749–2757

Irreversible effects of random unitary transformations on coherence properties of partially polarized electromagnetic fields

Philippe Réfrégier and Alfredo Luis  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 11, pp. 2749-2757 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.002749


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Abstract

We demonstrate monotonic, irreversible effects on the entropy, the degree of polarization, and different degrees of coherence when random, energy-preserving unitary transformations are applied to vectorial electromagnetic fields.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2008
Published: October 16, 2008

Citation
Philippe Réfrégier and Alfredo Luis, "Irreversible effects of random unitary transformations on coherence properties of partially polarized electromagnetic fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2749-2757 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-11-2749

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