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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2860–2863

Partial isometries, unitary operators, and complementary operators in polarization optics

Tiberiu Tudor  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 10, pp. 2860-2863 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002860


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Abstract

We show that for nonnormal singular operators corresponding to the nonorthogonal polarizers, the unitary polar component is constituted by two partial isometries, one of them “active” and the other “hidden” or “mute.” For each such operator there exists a complementary one, corresponding also to a nonorthogonal polarizer, which has the same unitary polar component and whose partial isometries reverse their roles.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 31, 2014
Published: May 6, 2014

Citation
Tiberiu Tudor, "Partial isometries, unitary operators, and complementary operators in polarization optics," Opt. Lett. 39, 2860-2863 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-10-2860


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