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Coherent-mode decomposition of partially polarized, partially coherent sources



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Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and Gori, Franco and Santarsiero, Massimo and Simon, Raja and Borghi, Riccardo and Guattari, Giorgio (2003) Coherent-mode decomposition of partially polarized, partially coherent sources. Journal of the Optical Society of America A-Optics Image Science And Vision, 20 (1). pp. 78-84. ISSN 0740-3232

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.20.000078



It is shown that any partially polarized, partially coherent source can be expressed in terms of a suitable superposition of transverse coherent modes with orthogonal polarization states. Such modes are determined through the solution of a system of two coupled integral equations. An example, for which the modal decomposition is obtained in closed form in terms of fully linearly polarized Hermite Gaussian modes, is given.

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© 2003 Optical Society of America.
One of the authors (G. Piquero) acknowledges support from the project BFM2001-1356.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Hermite-Gaussian Modes, Laser-Beams, Multimode Lasers, Light-Beams, Propagation, Intensity, Field, Quality, Pulses, Matrix
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:23380
Deposited On:29 Oct 2013 13:25
Last Modified:07 Feb 2014 11:01

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