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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1933–1935

Spectral Stokes singularities of stochastic electromagnetic beams

Hongwei Yan and Baida Lü  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 13, pp. 1933-1935 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001933


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Abstract

The spectral Stokes singularities are introduced to describe the polarization singularities of stochastic electromagnetic beams. The motion and annihilation, as well as the changes in the polarization of spectral Stokes singularities, take place in the free-space propagation. The results are illustrated by numerical examples.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2009
Published: June 19, 2009

Citation
Hongwei Yan and Baida Lü, "Spectral Stokes singularities of stochastic electromagnetic beams," Opt. Lett. 34, 1933-1935 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-13-1933


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