Title

Polarization-induced spectral changes on propagation of stochastic electromagnetic beams

Authors

Authors

J. X. Pu; O. Korotkova;E. Wolf

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. E

Keywords

SCHELL-MODEL BEAMS; COHERENCE; INVARIANCE; LIGHT; Physics, Fluids & Plasmas; Physics, Mathematical

Abstract

It was shown some years ago that the spectrum of a stochastic scalar field depends not only on the source spectrum but also on the degree of coherence of the source. In this paper we show that there are electromagnetic fields for which not only the state of coherence of the source, but also its degree of polarization affect the spectrum of the radiated field. We illustrate the analysis by diagrams which show the far-zone spectra of some stochastic electromagnetic beams generated by sources of different states of coherence and different degrees of polarization. The spectra of the radiated field depend both on coherence properties of the source and its degree of polarization and are found to be different in different directions of observation.

Journal Title

Physical Review E

Volume

75

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

6

WOS Identifier

WOS:000246890200070

ISSN

1539-3755

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