Monte Carlo modeling of polarized light propagation: Stokes vs Jones - Part I

Akarçay, H. Günhan; Hohmann, Ansgar; Kienle, Alwin; Frenz, Martin; Ricka, Jaroslav (2014). Monte Carlo modeling of polarized light propagation: Stokes vs Jones - Part I. Applied optics, 53(31), pp. 7576-7585. Optical Society of America 10.1364/AO.53.007576

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This bipartite comparative study aims at inspecting the similarities and differences between the Jones and Stokes–Mueller formalisms when modeling polarized light propagation with numerical simulations of the Monte Carlo type. In this first part, we review the theoretical concepts that concern light propagation and detection with both pure and partially/totally unpolarized states. The latter case involving fluctuations, or “depolarizing effects,” is of special interest here: Jones and Stokes–Mueller are equally apt to model such effects and are expected to yield identical results. In a second, ensuing paper, empirical evidence is provided by means of numerical experiments, using both formalisms.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Applied Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Frenz, Martin and Ricka, Jaroslav

Subjects:

600 Technology > 620 Engineering

ISSN:

1559-128X

Publisher:

Optical Society of America

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Frenz-Lips

Date Deposited:

05 Feb 2015 11:15

Last Modified:

15 Feb 2017 13:43

Publisher DOI:

10.1364/AO.53.007576

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.62358

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62358

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