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Coherent-mode decomposition of partially polarized, partially coherent sources

By Gemma María Piquero Sanz, Franco Gori, Massimo Santarsiero, Raja Simon, Riccardo Borghi and Giorgio Guattari


It is shown that any partially polarized, partially coherent source can be expressed in terms of a suitable superposition of transverse coherent modes with orthogonal polarization states. Such modes are determined through the solution of a system of two coupled integral equations. An example, for which the modal decomposition is obtained in closed form in terms of fully linearly polarized Hermite Gaussian modes, is given

Topics: Optica
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Year: 2020
DOI identifier: 10.1364/JOSAA.20.000078
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