Polarization speckles and generalized Stokes vector wave: a review [invited]

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We review some of the statistical properties of polarization-related speckle phenomena, with an introduction of a less known concept of polarization speckles and their spatial degree of polarization. As a useful means to characterize twopoint vector field correlations, we review the generalized Stokes parameters proposed by Korotkova and Wolf, and introduce its time-domain representation to describe the space-time evolution of the correlation between random electric vector fields at two different space-time points. This time-domain generalized Stokes vector, with components similar to those of the beam coherence polarization matrix proposed by Gori, is shown to obey the wave equation in exact analogy to a coherence function of scalar fields. Because of this wave nature, the time-domain generalized Stokes vector is referred to as generalized Stokes vector wave in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2010
Volume7387
Pages73870V
ISSN0277-786X
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StatePublished

Conference

ConferenceSpeckle : Optical Metrology
CityFlorianapolis, Brazil
Period01/01/10 → …
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 2

Keywords

  • Stokes parameters, Coherence, Degree of polarization, Speckles, Polarization, Stochastic process
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