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Complex degree of mutual polarization, generalized Malus law, and optics of observable quantities
Author(s): Peter V. Polyanskii
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Paper Abstract

Coherent and completely polarized optical radiation, being stationary multiply scattered, becomes globally non-polarized. Nevertheless, the degree of polarization equals unity at any point of the scattered field, which is characterized by nonuniform spatial distribution of the polarization azimuth and ellipticity, so that the state of polarization changes from point to point. In this paper we discuss some approaches to describe such "pseudodepolarized" optical fields and introduce convenient measures of the distance between the states of polarization in two points of such fields connected with the observable quantities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6254, Seventh International Conference on Correlation Optics, 625405 (14 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679900
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Peter V. Polyanskii, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6254:
Seventh International Conference on Correlation Optics
Oleg V. Angelsky, Editor(s)

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