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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3074–3076

Two-point Stokes parameters: interpretation and properties

Jani Tervo, Tero Setälä, Antoine Roueff, Philippe Réfrégier, and Ari T. Friberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3074-3076 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003074


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Abstract

Whereas the classic Stokes parameters are measures of intensity, the recently introduced two-point Stokes parameters characterize spatial coherence. It is shown that in analogy to the Stokes parameters, the two-point parameters have a physical interpretation as sums and differences of (scalar) cross-spectral density functions of specific electric-field components. A measurement scheme and several physical consequences of the two-point parameters are discussed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2009
Published: October 5, 2009

Citation
Jani Tervo, Tero Setälä, Antoine Roueff, Philippe Réfrégier, and Ari T. Friberg, "Two-point Stokes parameters: interpretation and properties," Opt. Lett. 34, 3074-3076 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-20-3074


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