Optimal detection in depolarizing media: extension for partially polarized sources
We clarify and extend in several ways our previous research on the optimal reception of partially polarized waves [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 5, 58– 64 ( 1988)]. A more precise discussion is given of various intensities that are measured by a polarimeter in response to a partially polarized wave. It is then shown that previous optimization results for a purely polarized source can be generalized to permit a partially polarized source as well. Closed form solutions, not previously developed, for the extrema of total energy contained in a wave are also pointed out. Four optimization problems are then discussed and compared for the purely and the partially polarized cases. Numerical illustrations are also presented.
Journal of the Optical Society of America A
Optimal detection in depolarizing media: extension for partially polarized sources.
Journal of the Optical Society of America A,
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