Characterization of Partially Polarized Light Fields

  • Rosario Martínez-Herrero
  • Pedro M. Mejías
  • Gemma Piquero

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 147)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Rosario Martínez-Herrero, Pedro M. Mejías, Gemma Piquero
    Pages 1-35
  3. Rosario Martínez-Herrero, Pedro M. Mejías, Gemma Piquero
    Pages 37-92
  4. Rosario Martínez-Herrero, Pedro M. Mejías, Gemma Piquero
    Pages 93-126
  5. Rosario Martínez-Herrero, Pedro M. Mejías, Gemma Piquero
    Pages 127-179
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 181-183

About this book

Introduction

Polarization involves the vectorial nature of light fields. In current applications of optical science, the electromagnetic description of light with its vector features has been shown to be essential: In practice, optical radiation also exhibits randomness and spatial non-uniformity of the polarization state. Moreover, propagation through photonic devices can alter the correlation properties of the light field, resulting in changes in polarization. All these vectorial properties have been gaining importance in recent years, and they are attracting increasing attention in the literature. This is the framework and the scope of the present book, which includes the authors’ own contributions to these issues.

Keywords

Coherence Electromagnetic beams Laser beams magnetic field polarization

Authors and affiliations

  • Rosario Martínez-Herrero
    • 1
  • Pedro M. Mejías
    • 2
  • Gemma Piquero
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Faculty of PhysicsUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01327-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01326-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01327-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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