Density Matrices

  • K. T. Hecht
Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)


In the last chapter, we considered an incident beam completely unpolarized. Now, let us consider an incident beam of definite polarization, either a pure beam, perfectly polarized along some specific direction, z’, or an incident beam with a statistical distribution of spin orientations giving the beam a partial polarization.


Density Matrix Density Matrice Incident Beam Pure Spin Tensor Polarization 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. T. Hecht
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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