Nondepolarizing systems and degree of polarization

Simon, R. (1990) Nondepolarizing systems and degree of polarization Optics Communications, 77 (5-6). pp. 349-354. ISSN 0030-4018

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In polarization optics deterministic and nondeterministic systems are called nondepolarizing and depolarizing systems respectively. This unfortunate terminology has led to the belief that nondepolarizing systems do not reduce the degree of polarization and depolarizing systems do not increase it for any input state of polarization. We show that this belief is unfounded: nondepolarizing systems can indeed depolarize and depolarizing systems can polarize.

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