Two-point Stokes parameters: interpretation and properties
2009 (English)In: Optics Letters, ISSN 0146-9592, E-ISSN 1539-4794, Vol. 34, no 20, 3074-3076 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Whereas the classic Stokes parameters are measures of intensity, the recently introduced two-point Stokes parameters characterize spatial coherence. It is shown that in analogy to the Stokes parameters, the two-point parameters have a physical interpretation as sums and differences of (scalar) cross-spectral density functions of specific electric-field components. A measurement scheme and several physical consequences of the two-point parameters are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 34, no 20, 3074-3076 p.
youngs interference experiment, spectral density-matrix, space-frequency domain, electromagnetic-fields, coherence, polarization, beams, contrasts
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18928ISI: 000271374500010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-70450200430OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-18928DiVA: diva2:336975
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-05Bibliographically approved