Resource-theoretic approach to vectorial coherence



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Bosyk, G. M. and Bellomo, G. and Luis Aina, Alfredo (2018) Resource-theoretic approach to vectorial coherence. Optics letter, 43 (7). pp. 1463-1466. ISSN 0146-9592

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We propose a formal resource-theoretic approach to assess the coherence between partially polarized electromagnetic fields. From this framework, we identify two resource theories for the vectorial coherence: polarization-sensitive coherence and polarization-insensitive coherence. For each theory, we find the set of incoherent states and a class of operations that preserve this set (i.e., the incoherent operations). Both resource theories are endowed with a certain preorder relation that provides a hierarchy among the coherence-polarization states; thus, a necessary condition to consider in deciding whether a quantity is proper to measure the vectorial coherence is that it respects such a hierarchy. Finally, we examine most previously introduced coherence measures from this perspective.

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© 2018 Optical Society of America.
GMB and GB acknowledge CONICET (Argentina). AL acknowledges
financial support from Spanish Ministerio de Economía y
Competitividad Project No.FIS2016-75199-P, and from the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid research consortium QUITEMAD+
Grant No. S2013/ICE-2801.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Tensor product structures; Phase-difference; Quantum optics; Decoherence; Variables; Cavity; Fields
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:47576
Deposited On:18 May 2018 15:06
Last Modified:01 Apr 2019 23:01

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