On the gain of a passive linear depolarizing system
Transformation of a partially polarized light by a passive linear optical system must satisfy certain physical realizability constraints imposed on the elements of the Jones operator (matrix) characterizing the system. In this note we extend earlier work by Jones, Barakat, and Azzam and Bashara and derive a set of conditions on the elements of the Jones operator which depend explicitly on the input light degree of polarization. This is accomplished by a simple and novel approach based on the Cauchy-Schwartz—Bunyakowski inequality for coherency matrices.
Journal of Modern Optics
On the gain of a passive linear depolarizing system.
Journal of Modern Optics,
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