The phase properties of two modes of elliptically polarized light propagating in a nonlinear Kerr medium with dissipation are studied. Exact analytical formulas for the joint phase probability distribution, the marginal phase distributions, and the individual mode phase operators, as well as the phase-difference operator expectation values and variances, the phase correlation function, and the expectation value and the variance of the phase-difference cosine, are obtained. Some of the results are illustrated graphically to show explicitly the effect of dissipation on the evolution of the phase properties of the field.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
R. Tanaś and Ts. Gantsog, "Phase properties of elliptically polarized light propagating in a Kerr medium with dissipation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 2505-2512 (1991)