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

Akarçay, Hidayet Günhan; Hohmann, Ansgar; Kienle, Alwin; Ricka, Jaroslav; Frenz, Martin (2014). Monte Carlo modeling of polarized light propagation: Stokes vs Jones - Part II. Applied optics, 53(31), pp. 7586-7602. Optical Society of America 10.1364/AO.53.007586

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In this second part of our comparative study inspecting the (dis)similarities between “Stokes” and “Jones,” we present simulation results yielded by two independent Monte Carlo programs: (i) one developed in Bern with the Jones formalism and (ii) the other implemented in Ulm with the Stokes notation. The simulated polarimetric experiments involve suspensions of polystyrene spheres with varying size. Reflection and refraction at the sample/air interfaces are also considered. Both programs yield identical results when propagating pure polarization states, yet, with unpolarized illumination, second order statistical differences appear, thereby highlighting the pre-averaged nature of the Stokes parameters. This study serves as a validation for both programs and clarifies the misleading belief according to which “Jones cannot treat depolarizing effects.”

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Applied Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Akarçay, Hidayet Günhan; Ricka, Jaroslav and Frenz, Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 620 Engineering

ISSN:

0003-6935

Publisher:

Optical Society of America

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Frenz-Lips

Date Deposited:

05 Feb 2015 11:21

Last Modified:

05 Oct 2015 09:05

Publisher DOI:

10.1364/AO.53.007586

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.62360

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/62360

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