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Partial polarization of pulsed light beams
Author(s): Timo Voipio; Tero Setälä; Ari T. Friberg
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a formalism for characterizing partial polarization in random pulsed electromagnetic beams in time and frequency domains. The connection between the temporal and spectral polarization properties is analyzed, and compared to the analogous relationship in the context of stationary beams. The formalism is demonstrated using as an example a beam whose orthogonal components are delayed copies of the same Gaussian-shaped and Gaussian-correlated linearly polarized pulse. The results show that the temporal and spectral polarization properties are quite different, and the time-dependent polarization behavior of the beam may be tailored by changing the delay between the orthogonal components and their coherence time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8306, Photonics, Devices, and Systems V, 83061C (11 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.912534
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Timo Voipio, Aalto Univ. (Finland)
Tero Setälä, Aalto Univ. (Finland)
Ari T. Friberg, Aalto Univ. (Finland)
Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland)
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8306:
Photonics, Devices, and Systems V
Pavel Tománek; Dagmar Senderáková; Petr Páta, Editor(s)

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