OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 28, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1069–1071

Spatial correlations and degree of polarization in homogeneous electromagnetic fields

Tero Setälä, Matti Kaivola, and Ari T. Friberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 13, pp. 1069-1071 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001069


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (186 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We consider stationary electromagnetic fields modeled as superpositions of unpolarized and angularly uncorrelated plane waves and show that in an isotropic case the electric cross-spectral tensor is proportional to the imaginary part of the Green tensor. This is as for blackbody radiation, but here the field need not be in thermal equilibrium. We also evaluate the degree of polarization for a homogeneous but nonisotropic field for which the plane waves propagate within a cone of angles. The results are compared with the known polarization properties of blackbody radiation.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

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

Citation
Tero Setälä, Matti Kaivola, and Ari T. Friberg, "Spatial correlations and degree of polarization in homogeneous electromagnetic fields," Opt. Lett. 28, 1069-1071 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-13-1069

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited