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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1078–1080

Correlation-induced changes in the degree of polarization, the degree of coherence, and the spectrum of random electromagnetic beams on propagation

Emil Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 13, pp. 1078-1080 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.001078


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Abstract

A method is described, based on a recently formulated unified theory of coherence and polarization, for determining the changes that the degree of polarization, the degree of coherence, and the spectrum of a random electromagnetic beam may undergo as the beam propagates. Propagation in free space as well as in linear media, both deterministic and random, is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Emil Wolf, "Correlation-induced changes in the degree of polarization, the degree of coherence, and the spectrum of random electromagnetic beams on propagation," Opt. Lett. 28, 1078-1080 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-13-1078

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