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Relation between vectorial source structure and coherence-polarization of light
Author(s): Rakesh Kumar Singh; Dinesh N. Naik; Hitoshi Itou; Maruthi M. Brundavanam; Yoko Miyamoto; Mitsuo Takeda
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Paper Abstract

A relation between vectorial source structure and coherence-polarization of the fluctuating field is established. This relation connects the source structure to the degree of coherence by Fourier relation, and this is extension of the van Cittert-Zernike theorem to the vectorial regime. Experimental verification of the proposed theorem is presented by making use of space averages as replacement of ensemble averages for Gaussian stochastic field. Both experimental and analytical results are obtained for different polarized sources, and good agreements between two justify use of space average as replacement of ensemble average in the spatially fluctuating field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8788, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VIII, 87880O (13 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2020842
Show Author Affiliations
Rakesh Kumar Singh, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (India)
Dinesh N. Naik, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Hitoshi Itou, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Maruthi M. Brundavanam, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Yoko Miyamoto, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Mitsuo Takeda, Utsunomiya Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8788:
Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VIII
Peter H. Lehmann; Wolfgang Osten; Armando Albertazzi, Editor(s)

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