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Interferometric description for partial polarization
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Microelectronics and Applied Physics, MAP.
2012 (English)In: Frontiers in Optics, FIO 2012, Optical Society of America, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We show that the partial polarization of a random electromagnetic light beam has an interferometric interpretation: in two-beam interference the degree of polarization is given by the modulation strengths of the polarization Stokes parameters when the beam interferes with itself. In quantum optics an analogous description is valid for classical-like states of light.

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Optical Society of America, 2012.
Keyword [en]
Degree of polarization, Light beam, Modulation strength, Partial polarization, States of light, Stokes parameters, Two-beam interference
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-144238ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84893033248ISBN: 978-155752956-5OAI: diva2:712662
Frontiers in Optics, FIO 2012; Rochester, NY; United States; 14 October 2012 through 18 October 2012

QC 20140416

Available from: 2014-04-16 Created: 2014-04-15 Last updated: 2014-04-16Bibliographically approved

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