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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1704–1706

Generalized Stokes parameters in phase space

Serkan Sahin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 10, pp. 1704-1706 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001704


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Abstract

The generalized Stokes parameters (GSP) are studied under the theory of phase space. It is noted that phase-space Stokes parameters can be a useful tool for Wigner distribution function measurements. Electromagnetic Wigner functions are introduced by use of the two-point statistics of GSP. The advantage in the GSP is that they can be measured in terms of the electric correlation matrix (which is a measurable quantity) or they can be measured independently. Hence, the GSP help in finding the polarization and coherence properties of electromagnetic beams. Within this framework, by using the GSP in phase space, the intensity feature of electromagnetic beams in phase space is given, as well.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(070.7425) Fourier optics and signal processing : Quasi-probability distribution functions

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2010
Published: May 14, 2010

Citation
Serkan Sahin, "Generalized Stokes parameters in phase space," Opt. Lett. 35, 1704-1706 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-10-1704


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