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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15623–15634

On polarization metrology (estimation) of the degree of coherence of optical waves

O.V. Angelsky, S. G. Hanson, C.Yu. Zenkova, M.P. Gorsky, and N.V. Gorodyns’ka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15623-15634 (2009)

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A new approach is proposed for estimating the degree of coherence of optical waves. The possibility of transformation of the spatial polarization distribution in the measured spatial intensity distribution for determining the degree of correlation of superposing waves, linearly polarized in the plane of incidence, is shown.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2009
Published: August 19, 2009

O.V. Angelsky, S. G. Hanson, C.Yu. Zenkova, M.P. Gorsky, and N.V. Gorodyns’ka, "On polarization metrology (estimation) of the degree of coherence of optical waves," Opt. Express 17, 15623-15634 (2009)

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