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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1180–1182

Coherence-induced polarization changes in light beams

Mohamed Salem and Emil Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 11, pp. 1180-1182 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001180


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2008
Published: May 22, 2008

Citation
Mohamed Salem and Emil Wolf, "Coherence-induced polarization changes in light beams," Opt. Lett. 33, 1180-1182 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-11-1180


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