Effects of linear non-image-forming devices on spectra and on coherence and polarization properties of stochastic electromagnetic beams: Part II: Examples

Olga Korotkova, Emil Wolf

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The theory developed in part I of this investigation 1 is applied to determine the changes in the spectrum, in the degree of polarization and in the degree of coherence of a random electromagnetic beam which passes through common devices of polarization optics, namely the polarizers, the compensators, the rotators and the absorbers. The general formulae are illustrated by examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2673-2685
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number18
StatePublished - Dec 15 2005
Externally publishedYes


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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