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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 22826–22832

Generalized Stokes parameters of three-dimensional stochastic electromagnetic beams

Zhangrong Mei  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 22826-22832 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.022826


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Abstract

The generalized Stokes parameters of 2D stochastic electromagnetic beams are developed to the 3D case, which can be addressed as certain linear combinations of the 3 × 3 cross-spectral density matrix in terms of the nine Gell-Mann matrices. Using the electromagnetic Gaussian Shell-model source as an example, we investigate their precise propagation laws of coherence properties and polarization properties with the help of the 3D generalized Stokes parameters. Some numerical examples and detailed comparisons of the obtained results with the 2D case are made. It is shown that 3D generalized Stokes parameters are required for the exact description of stochastic electromagnetic beams.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2010
Published: October 13, 2010

Citation
Zhangrong Mei, "Generalized Stokes parameters of three-dimensional stochastic electromagnetic beams," Opt. Express 18, 22826-22832 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-22-22826


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