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Partially polarized pseudo-Schell model sources

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Martínez Herrero, Rosario and Maluenda, David and Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and González de Sande, Juan Carlos and Santarsiero, Massimo and Gori, Franco (2017) Partially polarized pseudo-Schell model sources. Proceedings of SPIE, 10453 . ISSN 0277-786X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2272154




Abstract

In this work a new type of partially polarized and partially coherent sources is proposed. The coherence characteristics of these sources are dependent on the difference of the radial distances from the source center of the two points to be compared. The coherence is perfect for points located on the same circle centered on the source center and decreases for points that belongs to different concentric circles. The maximum attainable coherence is related to the degree of polarization of the source. Coherence and polarization characteristics of this kind of fields at the source plane and upon free space propagation are analyzed in detail for a simple case. For the particular presented example, a partially polarized and partially coherent field is obtained, whose polarization properties are invariant in propagation.


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© 2017 SPIE.
International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics (3. 2017. Faro, Portugal).
Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad project FIS2016-75147.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Cross-spectral densities; Partially coherent beams; Electromagnetic-fields; Light; Propagation; Expansions; Space
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:45454
Deposited On:21 Nov 2017 12:52
Last Modified:11 Dec 2017 09:32

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