Polarization and coherence properties of a beam formed by superposition of a pair of stochastic electromagnetic beams

Mayukh Lahiri, Olga Korotkova, Emil Wolf

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Abstract

General expressions are derived for the spectral degree of polarization and for the spectral degree of coherence of a beam generated by the superposition of two stochastic electromagnetic beams. A method to calculate the mutual cross-spectral density matrix of the superposed beam is discussed, as well as experiments to determine it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5073-5077
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Volume281
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2008

Keywords

  • 030.1640
  • 260.0260
  • 260.5430

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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