The aperture effect on the propagation of partially polarized Gaussian Schell-model beams
Abstract:Based on the beam coherence-polarization (BCP) matrix approach and propagation law of partially coherent beams, the propagation of partially polarized Gaussian Schell-model (PGSM) beams through an aperture is studied. Numerical calculation results are given to illustrate the propagation-induced polarization changes and irradiance distribution of PGSM beams for the apertured case.
Document Type: Original Article
Publication date: October 1, 2002