Cross-spectral purity of the Stokes parameters
2011 (English)In: Applied physics. B, Lasers and optics (Print), ISSN 0946-2171, E-ISSN 1432-0649, Vol. 105, no 2, 305-308 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We extend the concept of cross-spectral purity from the spectral density to the polarization properties of electromagnetic fields by considering the polarization Stokes parameters. We show that purity conditions similar to those in the case of electromagnetic cross-spectral purity can be derived for all the Stokes parameters. Furthermore, we introduce a situation of strict cross-spectral purity which leads to the equality of the degrees of coherence for electromagnetic fields in the space-time and space-frequency domains.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 105, no 2, 305-308 p.
youngs interference experiment, electromagnetic-fields, coherence, polarization, contrasts
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-46842DOI: 10.1007/s00340-011-4668-zISI: 000295938100019ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84855606336OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-46842DiVA: diva2:454449
QC 201111072011-11-072011-11-072011-11-07Bibliographically approved