Polarization properties of three-dimensional electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-Model sources
Korotkova O.


Department of Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, USA


The polarization properties of the recently introduced three-dimensional electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model sources [Opt. Lett. 42, 1792 (2017)] are examined. Both cases of uniform and non-uniform polarization are considered. The three-dimensional polarization states are characterized via the eigenvalues of a 3×3 source polarization matrix and, more specifically, via the indices of polarimetric purity. We show that the considered sources exhibit a variety of polarization states throughout their volumes conveniently controlled by several physically accessible source parameters.

polarization, coherence.

Korotkova O. Polarization properties of three-dimensional electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-Model sources. Computer Optics 2017; 41(6): 791-795. DOI: 10.18287/2412-6179-2017-41-6-791-795.


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