Simon, R (1982) The connection between Mueller and Jones matrices of polarization optics. In: Optics Communications, 42 (5). pp. 293-297.
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A necessary and sufficient condition for the 4 × 4 Mueller matrix to be derivable from the 2 × 2 Jones matrix is obtained. This condition allows one to determine if a given Mueller matrix describes a totally polarized system or a partially polarized (depolarizing) system. The result of Barakat is analysed in the light of this condition. A recently reported experimentally measured Mueller matrix is examined using this condition and is shown to represent a partially polarized system.
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics|
|Date Deposited:||02 Jul 2009 13:28|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:36|
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