Generalization of Malus' law and spatial coherence relations for linear polarizers and non-uniform polarizers

Jia Xu, Greg Gbur, Taco D. Visser*

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Abstract

We study the transmission of partially polarized, partially coherent beams through linear polarizers and polarization elements that are non-uniform. An expression for the transmitted intensity, which reproduces Malus' law for special cases, is derived, as are formulas for the transformation of spatial coherence properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5739-5742
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume47
Issue number21
Early online date31 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (FA9550-21-1-0171); Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (P19-13).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Optica Publishing Group.

Funding

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (FA9550-21-1-0171); Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (P19-13).

FundersFunder number
Air Force Office of Scientific ResearchFA9550-21-1-0171
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk OnderzoekP19-13
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek

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