Correlations of polarization in random electromagnetic fields
Abbreviated Journal Title
RANDOM-MEDIA; MUTUAL POLARIZATION; COMPLEX DEGREE; OPTICAL WAVES; FLUCTUATIONS; MEMORY; LIGHT; PROPAGATION; Optics
Random electromagnetic fields have a number of distinctive statistical properties that may depend on their origin. We show here that when two mutually coherent fields are overlapped, the individual characteristics are not completely lost. In particular, we demonstrate that if assumptions can be made regarding the coherence properties of one of the fields, both the relative average strength and the field correlation length of the second one can be retrieved using higher-order polarization properties of the combined field. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America
"Correlations of polarization in random electromagnetic fields" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1123.