4 January 2008 Universal description of the optical coherence
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In this paper, a universal description of the optical coherence is represented, where the quasi-monochromatic optical field and the corresponding coherence are expressed by Dirac state vector and the coherence operator, respectively. The spatial coherence, the temporal coherence, and the partial polarization state are described by the abstract operator i. e. coherence operator. With the operator method, the description of the optical coherence becomes simple and flexible, and reveals the essence of the optical coherence.
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Yan Huang, Yan Huang, Yishen Qiu, Yishen Qiu, Zhiyun Huang, Zhiyun Huang, } "Universal description of the optical coherence", Proc. SPIE 6837, Information Optics and Photonics Technologies II, 683713 (4 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.756210; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.756210

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