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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 17 — Aug. 15, 2011
  • pp: 15711–15719

Correlations of polarization in random electro-magnetic fields

J. Broky and A. Dogariu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 17, pp. 15711-15719 (2011)

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Random electromagnetic fields have a number of distinctive statistical properties that may depend on their origin. We show here that when two mutually coherent fields are overlapped, the individual characteristics are not completely lost. In particular, we demonstrate that if assumptions can be made regarding the coherence properties of one of the fields, both the relative average strength and the field correlation length of the second one can be retrieved using higher-order polarization properties of the combined field.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2011
Published: August 1, 2011

J. Broky and A. Dogariu, "Correlations of polarization in random electro-magnetic fields," Opt. Express 19, 15711-15719 (2011)

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