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Universal description of the optical coherence
Author(s): Yan Huang; Yishen Qiu; Zhiyun Huang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a universal description of the optical coherence is represented, where the quasi-monochromatic optical field and the corresponding coherence are expressed by Dirac state vector and the coherence operator, respectively. The spatial coherence, the temporal coherence, and the partial polarization state are described by the abstract operator i. e. coherence operator. With the operator method, the description of the optical coherence becomes simple and flexible, and reveals the essence of the optical coherence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6837, Information Optics and Photonics Technologies II, 683713 (4 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.756210
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Yan Huang, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Yishen Qiu, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Zhiyun Huang, Fujian Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6837:
Information Optics and Photonics Technologies II
Guoguang Mu; Feijun Song; Francis T. S. Yu; Suganda Jutamulia, Editor(s)

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