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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1471–1473

Maximum visibility under unitary transformations in two-pinhole interference for electromagnetic fields

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1471-1473 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001471


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Abstract

In terms of the spectral density tensors associated with the electric field vector, the maximum visibility one can obtain in a two-point interference arrangement by using local (i.e., position-dependent) unitary transformations applied at such points is determined. It is also shown that the maximum visibility can be expressed in terms of a number of well-known parameters describing the coherence and polarization features of the field.

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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: February 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2007
Published: May 3, 2007

Citation
Rosario Martínez-Herrero and Pedro M. Mejías, "Maximum visibility under unitary transformations in two-pinhole interference for electromagnetic fields," Opt. Lett. 32, 1471-1473 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1471


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