30 May 2003 General classification of partially polarized partially coherent beams
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The behavior of the so-called generalized degree of polarization of partially coherent partially polarized beams upon free propagation is investigated. On the basis of this parameter a general classification scheme of partially polarized beams is proposed. The results are applied to certain classes of fields of special interest.
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Rosario Martinez-Herrero, Rosario Martinez-Herrero, Gemma Piquero, Gemma Piquero, Pedro M. Mejias, Pedro M. Mejias, } "General classification of partially polarized partially coherent beams", Proc. SPIE 4932, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2002 and 7th International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization, (30 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.472044; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.472044

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