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Spatial parametric characterization of partially polarized beams
Author(s): Rosario Martinez-Herrero; Pedro M. Mejias; J. M. Movilla
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Paper Abstract

In the present work we extend the intensity-moment spatial characterization to partially polarized beams by means of a generalization of the Stokes-Mueller formalism. A simple classification scheme of partially polarized beams is proposed and propagation laws through non-polarizing and polarizing optical systems are provided. Some invariant parameters are investigated and a general measuring procedure is pointed out.

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Date Published: 20 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2870, Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259909
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Rosario Martinez-Herrero, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Pedro M. Mejias, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
J. M. Movilla, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2870:
Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization
Michel Morin; Adolf Giesen, Editor(s)

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