The aperture effect on the propagation of partially polarized Gaussian Schell-model beams
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.
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Document Type: Original Article
Publication date: 2002-10-01