We consider a class of stochastic electromagnetic beams, and we show both analytically and by numerical examples that coherence properties of the electromagnetic field in the source plane affect the polarization properties of the radiated beam.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2008
Published: May 22, 2008
Mohamed Salem and Emil Wolf, "Coherence-induced polarization changes in light beams," Opt. Lett. 33, 1180-1182 (2008)