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Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and Movilla Serrano, Jesús María and Mejías Arias, Pedro Miguel and Martínez Herrero, Rosario (2000) On the measurement of the generalized degree of polarization. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 32 (12). pp. 1333-1342. ISSN 0306-8919

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1026531828672



On the basis of well-known methods to obtain the standard Stokes parameters, two simple experimental procedures are analysed to measure the so-called generalized degree of polarization, P, defined elsewhere [Opt. Commun., 149 (1998) 230]. After discussing the accuracy of the methods, the generalized degree of polarization of a non-uniformly polarized beam emerging from an optically pumped birefringent Nd:YAG rod optically pumped is experimentally investigated in terms of the pumped power.

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© 2000 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
The research work leading to this paper was supported by the Comisión Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnología of Spain, Project PB97-295. The stay of J.M. Movilla at the Technische Universität in Berlin was supported by a grant of the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. We would also like to thank Prof. H. Weber, Mr. A. Vázquez and Mr. G. Mann from the Optisches Institut at the Technische Universität in Berlin for helpful discussions as well as continuous interest and support all along the experimental work described in Section 4.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Beam, Laser
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:23474
Deposited On:11 Nov 2013 10:13
Last Modified:07 Feb 2014 11:02

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