Overall parameters for the characterization of non-uniformly totally polarized beams



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Piquero Sanz, Gemma María and Mejías Arias, Pedro Miguel and Martínez Herrero, Rosario (2006) Overall parameters for the characterization of non-uniformly totally polarized beams. Optics Communications, 265 (1). pp. 6-10. ISSN 0030-4018

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2006.02.051


Several overall parameters are introduced to characterize the linear or circular polarization content of a non-uniformly totally polarized beam over the region of its wavefront where the irradiance is significant. These figures of merit are determined from the values of the Stokes parameters. The physical meaning of the proposed parameters is tested by computing some numerical examples, and their measurability is checked by considering non-uniformly totally polarized fields generated after propagation through uniaxial anisotropic materials.

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© 2006 Elsevier B.V.
This work has been supported by the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia of Spain, Project FIS2004-1900, and
by the Universidad Complutense-Comunidad de Madrid, within the framework of the Research Groups Program

Uncontrolled Keywords:Gaussian Beams, Generation, Quality, Mode
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:23351
Deposited On:29 Oct 2013 13:04
Last Modified:31 Dec 2020 00:01

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