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Intrinsic degrees of coherence of partially polarized light
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Paper Abstract

We address the problem of defining degrees of coherence for partially polarized light. We discuss a new theoretical approach that introduces intrinsic degrees of coherence. These parameters make it possible to separate partial polarization and partial coherence and are measurable quantities. We analyze their physical meaning and propose a method to measure them with a finite number of measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6341, Speckle06: Speckles, From Grains to Flowers, 634105 (15 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.695255
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Philippe Réfrégier, Fresnel Institute, CNRS, Domaine Univ. de St. Jérôme (France)
François Goudail, Lab. Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, CNRS, Ctr. Scientifique d'Orsay (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6341:
Speckle06: Speckles, From Grains to Flowers
Pierre Slangen; Christine Cerruti, Editor(s)

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