OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 838–845

Separation technique of a mixing of two uncorrelated and perfectly polarized lights with different coherence and polarization properties

Antoine Roueff and Philippe Réfrégier  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 838-845 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.000838


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (264 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The sum of two uncorrelated and totally polarized lights with different coherence and polarization properties usually results in a partially polarized light. It is shown in this paper that the initial totally polarized lights can be recovered from the mixed partially polarized light. The proposed technique is based on coherence analysis and does not require the knowledge of the polarization states or the coherence properties of the initial perfectly polarized beams as long as these properties are different for the two waves. Some practical optical implementations of this technique are discussed on different illustrative applications.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2008
Published: March 5, 2008

Citation
Antoine Roueff and Philippe Réfrégier, "Separation technique of a mixing of two uncorrelated and perfectly polarized lights with different coherence and polarization properties," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 838-845 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-4-838

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited