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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1504–1506

Relation between degrees of coherence for electromagnetic fields

Rosario Martínez-Herrero and Pedro M. Mejías  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1504-1506 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001504


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Abstract

In terms of the electric spectral density tensors associated with a random electromagnetic field, it is shown that, under certain conditions, a link can be established between two definitions of the degree of coherence for electromagnetic beams introduced not long ago by Wolf [Phys. Lett. A 312, 263 (2003)] and by Setälä et al. [Opt. Lett. 29, 328 (2004)] . This connection is formulated as a certain equivalence relationship concerning the behavior of the above degrees of coherence and the degree of polarization of the field at two points.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2007
Published: May 7, 2007

Citation
Rosario Martínez-Herrero and Pedro M. Mejías, "Relation between degrees of coherence for electromagnetic fields," Opt. Lett. 32, 1504-1506 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1504


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