The spatial degree of polarization and the first-order statistical properties of polarization speckle

Wei Wang, Akihiro Matsuda, Steen G. Hanson, Mitsuo Takeda

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Abstract

In analogy with the degree of polarization used widely for the description of partially polarized thermal light, we introduced a new concept of the spatial degree of polarization to characterize the statistical properties of the polarization speckle with its polarization states fluctuating in space. As a function of the spatial degree of polarization, the first order statistics of the polarization speckle are studied theoretically, and the corresponding probability density functions of the Stokes parameters are measured experimentally by a polarization interferometer to demonstrate the validity of the principle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterferometry XIV: Techniques and Analysis
Volume7063
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInterferometry XIV: Techniques and Analysis - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 200813 Aug 2008

Conference

ConferenceInterferometry XIV: Techniques and Analysis
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/08/0813/08/08

Keywords

  • First-order statistics of Stokes parameters
  • Polarization speckle
  • Spatial degree of polarization

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    Wang, W., Matsuda, A., Hanson, S. G., & Takeda, M. (2008). The spatial degree of polarization and the first-order statistical properties of polarization speckle. In Interferometry XIV: Techniques and Analysis (Vol. 7063) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.792843