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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2827–2829

Linear relations of partially polarized and coherent electromagnetic fields

Philippe Réfrégier and Antoine Roueff  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 19, pp. 2827-2829 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002827


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Abstract

We show that having a Wolf degree of coherence of unit modulus or having intrinsic degrees of coherence of unit modulus imply different relations between the electric fields of the light. The mean square meaning of such relations is discussed. On the one hand, we demonstrate that if the intrinsic degrees of coherence are equal to 1, then there is a linear relation between the electrical fields. On the other hand, we show that a Wolf degree of coherence of unit modulus corresponds to a stronger property that implies that the fields have to be proportional.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2006
Published: September 11, 2006

Citation
Philippe Réfrégier and Antoine Roueff, "Linear relations of partially polarized and coherent electromagnetic fields," Opt. Lett. 31, 2827-2829 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-19-2827


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