Degree of polarization in quantum optics

  title={Degree of polarization in quantum optics},
  author={Alfredo Luis Aina},
Quantum optics entails polarization properties that cannot be fully described by the classical Stokes parameters. In this work, we characterize the polarization of classical as well as quantum fields by means of a probability distribution on the Poincare ́ sphere. This serves to define the degree of polarization of a field state as the distance between the corresponding polarization distribution and the uniform distribution representing unpolarized light. We apply this definition to relevant… CONTINUE READING

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