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Author Martínez-Herrero, Rosario.

Title Characterization of partially polarized light fields / Rosario Martínez-Herrero, Pedro M. Mejías, Gemma Piquero
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 183 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Springer series in optical sciences, 0342-4111 ; 147
Springer series in optical sciences ; v. 147
Contents Overall parametric representation of the polarization of light beams -- Degrees of polarization -- Analysis and synthesis of beams with special features of their polarization structure -- Polarization and coherence -- Non-paraxial fields
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Polarization (Light)
Form Electronic book
Author Mejías, Pedro M.
Piquero, Gemma.
LC no. 2009927003
ISBN 9783642013270 (e-isbn)
3642013279 (e-isbn)