Statistics of polarization speckle: Theory versus experiment

Wei Wang, Steen G. Hanson, Mitsuo Takeda

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In this paper, we reviewed our recent work on the statistical properties of polarization speckle, described by stochastic Stokes parameters fluctuating in space. Based on the Gaussian assumption for the random electric field components and polar-interferometer, we investigated theoretically and experimentally the statistics of Stokes parameters of polarization speckle, including probability density function of Stokes parameters with the spatial degree of polarization, autocorrelation of Stokes vector and statistics of spatial derivatives for Stokes parameters. © 2009 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNinth International Conference on Correlation Optics
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event9th International Conference on Correlation Optics - Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Duration: 20 Sep 200924 Sep 2009


Conference9th International Conference on Correlation Optics


  • First-order statistical properties
  • Higher-order statistical properties
  • Polarization speckle
  • Stokes fields

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