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Opt Lett. 2009 Oct 1;34(19):2924-6. doi: 10.1364/OL.34.002924.

Differences between partial polarizations in the space-time and space-frequency domains.

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  • 1Department of Applied Physics, Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), P.O. Box 3500, FI-02015 TKK, Finland.


The time-domain degree of polarization of a stationary, random optical beam, in general, differs from that in the frequency domain. We elucidate the origin of their differences and consider several examples in which the two degrees of polarization either are or are not the same.

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