Complete characterization of partially coherent and partially polarized optical fields.

@article{Basso2014CompleteCO,
  title={Complete characterization of partially coherent and partially polarized optical fields.},
  author={Gabriel F. Basso and Luimar Oliveira and Itamar Vidal},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={1220-2}
}
We suggest a method to access the second-order, or two-point, Stokes parameters of a partially coherent and partially polarized Gaussian model optical field from an intensity interferometry experiment. Through a remarkably simple experimental arrangement, it is possible to measure the two-point and one-point Stokes parameters simultaneously, allowing the reconstruction of the coherence matrix and the polarization matrix, thus completely characterizing the optical field both statistically and… CONTINUE READING