Characterization of Partially Polarized Light Fields by Rosario Martínez-Herrero

By Rosario Martínez-Herrero

Polarization comprises the vectorial nature of sunshine fields. In present purposes of optical technological know-how, the electromagnetic description of sunshine with its vector good points has been proven to be crucial: In perform, optical radiation additionally shows randomness and spatial non-uniformity of the polarization kingdom. in addition, propagation via photonic units can modify the correlation houses of the sunshine box, leading to alterations in polarization. these types of vectorial houses were gaining value lately, and they're attracting expanding realization within the literature. this can be the framework and the scope of the current publication, along with the authors’ personal contributions to those issues.

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This expression shows that, for this class of PGSM beams, the degree of polarization, which is uniform at the plane z = 0, will exhibit a position-dependence (Gaussian) at any cross-section (unless either μss = μsp or Asp = 0). In particular, it can be shown that if the light field is totally polarized across the source plane (P (r,0) = 1), then the beam keeps such behavior upon propagation. It should also be noted that the condition P (r,z) ≤ 1 for any choice of (r,z) leads to further limitations for the values μss and μsp .

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