Development of polarization speckle with a finite number of K-distribution-amplitude steps

Bozhen Zhang, Xinyu Wen, Jun Dai, Ying Wang, Wei Wang

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K− distribution plays a significant role in describing the statistics of the electromagnetic scattering with unique properties of random polarization characterized by the fluctuating Stokes parameters. Under the assumptions of K− distributed amplitudes for the contributing polarization phasors and a uniform distribution for the phase difference between two polarization components, we investigate the probability density functions of the Stokes parameters and study the development of polarization speckle when the number of steps in a random walk varies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number128546
JournalOptics Communications
Early online date31 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022


  • K-distribution
  • Polarization phasor sum
  • Polarization speckle and statistics of the Stokes parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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