19 November 2003 Near-field degree of polarization
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Proceedings Volume 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.531041
Event: 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, 2002, Florence, Italy
Abstract
We investigate an extension of the concept of degree of polarization for arbitrary electromagnetic fields, i.e., fields whose wave structure is not necessarily planar. We show how this formulation relates the degree of polarization to the correlations between the three orthogonal components of the electric field. We discuss the differences between the new 3D and the conventional 2D formalisms in characterizing the polarization state of a field. Finally, we apply the theory to study the partial polarization of optical near fields under the influence of resonant surface plasmons or phonons.
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Tero Setala, Tero Setala, Andrej Shevchenko, Andrej Shevchenko, Matti Kaivola, Matti Kaivola, Ari T. Friberg, Ari T. Friberg, } "Near-field degree of polarization", Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.531041; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.531041
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