Characterization of Partially Polarized Light Fields / Edition 1

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Overview

Polarization involves the vectorial nature of light filelds. In current applications of optical science, the electromagnetic description of light With its vector features has been shown to be essential. In practice, optical radiation also exhibits randomness and spatial non-uniformity of the Polarization state. Moreover, propagation through optical devices can alter the correlation properties of the light field, resulting in changes in coherence and polarization. All these vectorial properties have been gaining importance in recent years, and they are attracting increasing attention in the literature. This is the framework and scope of the present book, which contains the authors' own contributions to these issues.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642013263
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Springer Series in Optical Sciences , #147
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 179
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Overall parametric representation of the polarization of light beams.- Degrees of polarization.- Analysis and synthesis of beams with special features of their polarization structure.- Polarization and coherence.- Non-paraxial fields

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