The effect of a linear random medium on the state of polarization of the transmitted light is investigated, and the connection between the Stokes vector formalism and the coherence or polarization matrix formalism is discussed. It is shown that an ensemble of Jones matrices corresponds to the Mueller matrix in general.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 7, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 1986
Published: March 1, 1987
K. Kim, L. Mandel, and E. Wolf, "Relationship between Jones and Mueller matrices for random media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 433-437 (1987)