Definitions of the degree of polarization of a light beam.

Abstract

A necessary and sufficient condition is derived for certain ad hoc expressions that are frequently used in the literature to represent correctly the degree of polarization of a light beam.

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@article{AlQasimi2007DefinitionsOT, title={Definitions of the degree of polarization of a light beam.}, author={Asma Al-Qasimi and Olga Korotkova and Daniel F. V. James and Emil Wolf}, journal={Optics letters}, year={2007}, volume={32 9}, pages={1015-6} }