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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2011
  • pp: 4110–4112

Entanglement and classical polarization states

Xiao-Feng Qian and J. H. Eberly  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 4110-4112 (2011)

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We identify classical light fields as physical examples of nonquantum entanglement. A natural measure of degree of polarization emerges from this identification, and we discuss its systematic application to any optical field, whether beamlike or not.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2011
Published: October 14, 2011

Xiao-Feng Qian and J. H. Eberly, "Entanglement and classical polarization states," Opt. Lett. 36, 4110-4112 (2011)

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