Light beams whose degree of polarization does not change on propagation

  • Zhao D
  • Wolf E
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Abstract

It is known that the degree of polarization of a light beam is, in general, different at different points in space. In this paper we show that there is a class of quasi-homogeneous sources which generate beams whose degree of polarization does not change as the beam propagates.

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  • Electromagnetic beams
  • Polarization

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Authors

  • Daomu Zhao

  • Emil Wolf

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