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Synthesis of partially polarized Gaussian Schell-model sources



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Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and Gori, Franco and Romanini , P. and Santarsiero, Massimo and Borghi, Riccardo and Mondello, A. (2002) Synthesis of partially polarized Gaussian Schell-model sources. Optics Communications, 208 (1-3). pp. 9-16. ISSN 0030-4018

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0030-4018(02)01562-6



An experimental procedure for the synthesis of a class of partially polarized Gaussian Schell-model sources is proposed. The experimental set-up is based on Mach-Zenhder interferometer. This kind of sources give rise to not only a coherence degree and intensity profile that are both Gaussian but also a Gaussian local degree of polarization in each plane upon free propagation. Measurements of the local degree of polarization and the intensities in the far field are presented. It is shown that from these measurements some characteristic parameters of the source can be obtained.

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© 2002 Elsevier Science B.V.
The authors are grateful to the reviewers for their useful comments and suggestions. One of the authors (G.P.) thanks Prof. Gori for his hospitality duringthe preparation of this work and the support from the project BFM2001-1356.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Light-Beams, Propagation, Matrix
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:23393
Deposited On:30 Oct 2013 08:38
Last Modified:07 Feb 2014 11:01

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