Two-path interference of transversal vectorial waves is embedded within a larger scheme: this is four-path interference between four scalar waves. This comprises previous approaches to coherence between vectorial waves and restores the equivalence between correlation-based coherence and visibility.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2010
Published: July 6, 2010
Alfredo Luis, "Coherence and visibility for vectorial light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 1764-1769 (2010)