Coherence and polarization properties of electromagnetic laser modes
Abbreviated Journal Title
A recently formulated mode representation of stochastic electromagnetic fields, based on a unified theory of coherence and polarization is applied to determine the transverse laser resonator modes in any rotationally symmetric cavity. It is found that the electromagnetic modes can be expressed in a simple way in terms of the classic Fox-Li modes of the monochromatic scalar theory; and that, if there is no degeneracy, each mode is completely spatially coherent and its degree of polarization is the same at each point of the cavity mirror. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
"Coherence and polarization properties of electromagnetic laser modes" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6713.