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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5257–5264

Modulation of coherence and polarization using liquid crystal spatial light modulators

Andrey S. Ostrovsky, Gabriel Martínez-Niconoff, Victor Arrizón, Patricia Martínez-Vara, Miguel A. Olvera-Santamaría, and Carolina Rickenstorff-Parrao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5257-5264 (2009)

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We propose a method for modulation of coherence and polarization of electromagnetic fields, employing two crossed zero-twisted nematic liquid crystal spatial light modulators. In contrast to a similar technique analyzed by Shirai and Wolf [J. Opt. Soc. Am A, 21, 1907, (2004)] our method provides a wide range simultaneous modulation of coherence and polarization. The dependence of the obtained results on different definitions of electromagnetic coherence is considered.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2009
Published: March 18, 2009

Andrey S. Ostrovsky, Gabriel Martínez-Niconoff, Victor Arrizón, Patricia Martínez-Vara, Miguel A. Olvera-Santamaría, and Carolina Rickenstorff-Parrao, "Modulation of coherence and polarization using liquid crystal spatial light modulators," Opt. Express 17, 5257-5264 (2009)

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