Correlation Metric for Polarization Changes
Journal article, 2018

In this letter, we present a scalar metric for the "closeness", or correlation between two separate polarization rotation matrices. The metric is derived both in the Jones and Stokes-Mueller representation for polarization changes, and a relation between the correlation in the two descriptions is established. We have previously used this method for quantifying the correlations between parallel cores in multi-core fibers and use it here to experimentally quantify temporal polarization changes for a fiber subjected to surrounding temperature changes.

Optical polarization

cohernet optical systems


Mikael Mazur

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Magnus Karlsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

1041-1135 (ISSN) 19410174 (eISSN)

Vol. 30 17 1575-1578 8424146

Subject Categories

Other Physics Topics

Geosciences, Multidisciplinary

Condensed Matter Physics



More information

Latest update

4/5/2022 7