Depolarization of elliptically polarized light in birefringent crystal

Andrzej Witold DomaĹ"ski, Łukasz Michalik, Marcin Redek, Piotr Leszek Makowski
2009 Photonics Letters of Poland  
185 Application of the coherency matrix to describe changes of the state of polarization after light propagation through an optical medium is inconvenient. Mathematical difficulties were solved by introducing the Mueller-Stokes matrix formalism, based on Stokes vectors [1]: [ ] ( ) . J J J J J J J
doi:10.4302/plp.2009.4.14 fatcat:efpeoxujhzhcrodlqjh5jcpc3q