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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1015–1016

Definitions of the degree of polarization of a light beam

Asma Al-Qasimi, Olga Korotkova, Daniel James, and Emil Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1015-1016 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001015


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Abstract

A necessary and sufficient condition is derived for certain ad hoc expressions that are frequently used in the literature to represent correctly the degree of polarization of a light beam.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Citation
Asma Al-Qasimi, Olga Korotkova, Daniel James, and Emil Wolf, "Definitions of the degree of polarization of a light beam," Opt. Lett. 32, 1015-1016 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-9-1015

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