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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2936–2938

Polarization properties of stochastic light beams in the space–time and space–frequency domains

Mayukh Lahiri  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 19, pp. 2936-2938 (2009)

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Although the theories of polarization in the space–time and space–frequency domains are somewhat analogous, they have been developed independently, and there is no obvious connection between them. We investigate how they are related.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: July 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2009
Published: September 23, 2009

Mayukh Lahiri, "Polarization properties of stochastic light beams in the space–time and space–frequency domains," Opt. Lett. 34, 2936-2938 (2009)

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