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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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)