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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2002
  • pp: 699–706

Stokes parameters of a Gaussian beam in a calcite crystal

Damiano Provenziani, Alessandro Ciattoni, Gabriella Cincotti, Claudio Palma, Francesco Ravaccia, and Carmine Sapia  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 15, pp. 699-706 (2002)

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We derive the analytical expression of the Stokes parameters corresponding to a Gaussian beam propagating along the optical axis of a uniaxial crystal, pointing the simultaneous effects of anisotropy and diffraction out. The theoretical results are compared with experimental measurements at the output of a calcite crystal, showing a good agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 23, 2002
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2002
Published: July 29, 2002

Damiano Provenziani, Alessandro Ciattoni, Gabriella Cincotti, Claudio Palma, Francesco Ravaccia, and Carmine Sapia, "Stokes parameters of a Gaussian beam in a calcite crystal," Opt. Express 10, 699-706 (2002)

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