The behavior of the degree of polarization of a Gaussian Schell-model beam propagating in free space is investigated. Contour diagrams for the degree of polarization, and for the spectral density ('intensity') of the polarized and the unpolarized portions of the beam are presented.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering