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Interaction of light with polarization devices: a vectorial Pauli algebraic approach
Author(s): Tiberiu Tudor
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical approach to the interaction between the polarized light and the polarization devices based on the vectorial and pure operatorial form of the Pauli algebra is presented. Unlike the standard (Jones and Mueller) approaches, this formalism is coordinate-free, i.e. it does not appeal to any matrix representation of the involved operators. This approach addresses to parameters that reveal the internal symmetries of both the polarization devices and the polarization state space. Therefore the final equations giving the three relevant quantities that characterize the interaction - the gain, the Poincare vector of the outgoing light and its degree of polarization - are symmetric, compact and physically expressive.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2008
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 7008, Eighth International Conference on Correlation Optics, 700804 (22 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.796444
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Tiberiu Tudor, Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7008:
Eighth International Conference on Correlation Optics

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