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J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis. 2008 Nov;25(11):2749-57.

Irreversible effects of random unitary transformations on coherence properties of partially polarized electromagnetic fields.

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  • 1Institut Fresnel, Aix-Marseille Universite, Ecole Centrale Marseille, Domaine Universitaire de Saint Jerome, Marseille, France. philippe.refregier@fresnel.fr

Abstract

We demonstrate monotonic, irreversible effects on the entropy, the degree of polarization, and different degrees of coherence when random, energy-preserving unitary transformations are applied to vectorial electromagnetic fields.

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