Autocorrelation functions and power spectral densities of the Stokes parameters in a polarization speckle pattern

Wei Wang, Steen G. Hanson, Mitsuo Takeda

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Abstract

The concept of ensemble-average polarization and coherence has been applied to studying fluctuating Stokes parameters in a polarization speckle observed when coherent light is passed through a birefringent polarization scrambler. With the aid of the ensemble-average van Cittert–Zernike theorem for the propagation of ensemble-average polar-coherence, we invesitgate the autocorrelation functions and power spectra of the Stokes parameters to expose the dependence of the polarization-related scale-size distributions on the optical geometries in which the polarization speckle arises. A generalized concept of the Stokes ensemble-average coherence areas is introduced to deal with the polarization-related average areas associated with polarization speckle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-174
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A
Volume40
Issue number1
Early online date21 Dec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

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