Title

Correlations of polarization in random electromagnetic fields

Authors

Authors

J. Broky;A. Dogariu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

RANDOM-MEDIA; MUTUAL POLARIZATION; COMPLEX DEGREE; OPTICAL WAVES; FLUCTUATIONS; MEMORY; LIGHT; PROPAGATION; Optics

Abstract

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

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

19

Issue/Number

17

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

15711

Last Page

15719

WOS Identifier

WOS:000293894900007

ISSN

1094-4087

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