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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 126–133

Simple quantum model for light depolarization

Andrei B. Klimov, José L. Romero, and Luis L. Sánchez-Soto  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 126-133 (2006)

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Depolarization of quantum fields is handled through a master equation of the Lindblad type. The specific feature of the model is that it couples the field modes to a randomly distributed atomic bath dispersively. The depolarizing dynamics emerging from this approach is analyzed for relevant states.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

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Quantum Optics

Andrei B. Klimov, José L. Romero, and Luis L. Sánchez-Soto, "Simple quantum model for light depolarization," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 126-133 (2006)

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