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Jones calculus for step polarization states of lightwave
Author(s): Changsheng Li
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Paper Abstract

The Jones vector and matrix with step function are introduced to simplify the analysis and design of optical polarization multiplexing system. By use of step functions, one Jones vector can express the alternately polarized light with multiple polarization states, and one Jones matrix can describe multiple polarization conversions. Some optical design examples demonstrate the effectiveness of the Jones vector and matrix with step functions, and they are suitable for the analysis and design of the optical polarization multiplexing system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 July 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6342, International Optical Design Conference 2006, 63422K (31 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.692211
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Changsheng Li, Beihang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6342:
International Optical Design Conference 2006
G. Groot Gregory; Joseph M. Howard; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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