Kanseri, Bhaskar and Kandpal, Hem Chandra (2010) Experimental determination of two-point Stokes parameters for a partially coherent broadband light beam. Optics Communications , 283 (23). pp. 4558-4562. ISSN 0030-4018

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The generalized Stokes parameters, which are two-point extensions of conventional Stokes parameters, are determined for a pair of points in the cross-section of a partially coherent broadband light beam. For this purpose, using a two-mirror and two-beam-splitter assembly, unpolarized, linearly polarized and partially polarized electromagnetic beams are generated. This simple experimental method for determining generalized Stokes parameters establishes an analogy with the experimental scheme of determining conventional Stokes parameters, which in succession contributes to appreciable reduction in uncertainty in the measurements.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Elsevier B.V.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coherence; Polarization; Interference; Stokes parameters
Subjects: Optics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 06:15
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2012 06:15
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/149

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