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Theoretical and experimental investigation of statistics of spatial derivatives of Stokes parameters for polarization speckle
Author(s): Shun Zhang; Paul Roulleau; Akihiro Matsuda; Mitsuo Takeda; Wei Wang
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Paper Abstract

The statistical properties of the spatial derivatives of the Stokes parameters for polarization speckle are investigated theoretically and experimentally. Based on the Gaussian assumption, the six-dimensional joint probability density function (p.d.f) for the derivatives of the Stokes parameters (S1, S2, and S3) are all derived analytically for the first time. Subsequently, three two-dimensional p.d.f of derivatives for each Stokes parameters and the corresponding six marginal p.d.f are also given. Based on polar-interferometry, experiments have also been conducted to demonstrate the validity of the principle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7790, Interferometry XV: Techniques and Analysis, 77900N (3 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861608
Show Author Affiliations
Shun Zhang, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Paul Roulleau, Univ. de Poitiers (France)
Akihiro Matsuda, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Mitsuo Takeda, The Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)
Wei Wang, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7790:
Interferometry XV: Techniques and Analysis
Catherine E. Towers; Joanna Schmit; Katherine Creath, Editor(s)

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