Generation and development of polarization speckle based on random walks of polarization phasor

Wei Wang, Tim K. Lee, Steen G. Hanson, Mitsuo Takeda

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Abstract

In this paper, we review our recent work on the statistical properties of polarization speckle with its unique properties of random polarization states fluctuating in space. From random walks of polarization phasor, we provide the origins of the polarization speckle by taking the vector nature into account for stochastic electric fields. Based on the random polarization phasor sum as an extension of conventional random phasor sum, the first and second moments of the Stokes parameters of the resultant polarization speckle have been examined. Two types of devices for polarization optics, i.e. rough-surfaced retardation plate and random polarizer array, will be introduced as the physical realization of the desired phenomena of polarization speckles. Some statistical properties of the stochastic electric fields are reviewed in order to understand the performance of these two polarization optics devices for generation and development of the polarization speckle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThird International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering
EditorsAiling Tian
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510627802
ISBN (Print)9781510627796
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2019
Event3rd International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering 2018 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 5 Dec 20188 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume11052
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering 2018
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period5/12/188/12/18

Keywords

  • mutual coherence tensor
  • polarization
  • random walk
  • Speckles
  • statistical optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wang, W., Lee, T. K., Hanson, S. G., & Takeda, M. (2019). Generation and development of polarization speckle based on random walks of polarization phasor. In A. Tian (Ed.), Third International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering [110521N] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 11052). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2523353