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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2520–2522

Linear and angular coherence momenta in the classical second-order coherence theory of vector electromagnetic fields

Wei Wang and Mitsuo Takeda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 17, pp. 2520-2522 (2006)

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A new concept of vector and tensor densities is introduced into the general coherence theory of vector electromagnetic fields that is based on energy and energy-flow coherence tensors. Related coherence conservation laws are presented in the form of continuity equations that provide new insights into the propagation of second-order correlation tensors associated with stationary random classical electromagnetic fields.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2006
Published: August 9, 2006

Wei Wang and Mitsuo Takeda, "Linear and angular coherence momenta in the classical second-order coherence theory of vector electromagnetic fields," Opt. Lett. 31, 2520-2522 (2006)

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