Abstract

We comment on a recent paper entitled “Polarization coherence theorem” [Optica 4, 1113 (2017) [CrossRef]  ] disputing the status of the reported result as a new theorem.

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2015 (1)

K. H. Kagalwala, H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Optical coherency matrix tomography,” Sci. Rep. 5, 15333 (2015).
[Crossref]

2013 (1)

K. H. Kagalwala, G. Di Giuseppe, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Bell’s measure in classical optical coherence,” Nat. Photonics 7, 72–78 (2013).
[Crossref]

2010 (1)

1991 (1)

1959 (1)

E. Wolf, “Coherence properties of partially polarized electromagnetic radiation,” Nuovo Cimento 13, 1165–1181 (1959).
[Crossref]

1938 (1)

F. Zernicke, “The concept of degree of coherence and its application to optical problems,” Physica 5, 785–795 (1938).
[Crossref]

Abouraddy, A. F.

A. F. Abouraddy, “What is the maximum attainable visibility by a partially coherent electromagnetic field in Young’s double-slit interference?” Opt. Express 25, 18320–18331 (2017).
[Crossref]

K. H. Kagalwala, H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Optical coherency matrix tomography,” Sci. Rep. 5, 15333 (2015).
[Crossref]

K. H. Kagalwala, G. Di Giuseppe, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Bell’s measure in classical optical coherence,” Nat. Photonics 7, 72–78 (2013).
[Crossref]

Di Giuseppe, G.

K. H. Kagalwala, G. Di Giuseppe, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Bell’s measure in classical optical coherence,” Nat. Photonics 7, 72–78 (2013).
[Crossref]

Eberly, J. H.

Kagalwala, K. H.

K. H. Kagalwala, H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Optical coherency matrix tomography,” Sci. Rep. 5, 15333 (2015).
[Crossref]

K. H. Kagalwala, G. Di Giuseppe, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Bell’s measure in classical optical coherence,” Nat. Photonics 7, 72–78 (2013).
[Crossref]

Kondakci, H. E.

K. H. Kagalwala, H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Optical coherency matrix tomography,” Sci. Rep. 5, 15333 (2015).
[Crossref]

Luis, A.

Mandel, L.

Qian, X.-F.

Saleh, B. E. A.

K. H. Kagalwala, H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Optical coherency matrix tomography,” Sci. Rep. 5, 15333 (2015).
[Crossref]

K. H. Kagalwala, G. Di Giuseppe, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Bell’s measure in classical optical coherence,” Nat. Photonics 7, 72–78 (2013).
[Crossref]

Vamivakas, A. N.

Wolf, E.

E. Wolf, “Coherence properties of partially polarized electromagnetic radiation,” Nuovo Cimento 13, 1165–1181 (1959).
[Crossref]

Zernicke, F.

F. Zernicke, “The concept of degree of coherence and its application to optical problems,” Physica 5, 785–795 (1938).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Nat. Photonics (1)

K. H. Kagalwala, G. Di Giuseppe, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Bell’s measure in classical optical coherence,” Nat. Photonics 7, 72–78 (2013).
[Crossref]

Nuovo Cimento (1)

E. Wolf, “Coherence properties of partially polarized electromagnetic radiation,” Nuovo Cimento 13, 1165–1181 (1959).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Optica (1)

Physica (1)

F. Zernicke, “The concept of degree of coherence and its application to optical problems,” Physica 5, 785–795 (1938).
[Crossref]

Sci. Rep. (1)

K. H. Kagalwala, H. E. Kondakci, A. F. Abouraddy, and B. E. A. Saleh, “Optical coherency matrix tomography,” Sci. Rep. 5, 15333 (2015).
[Crossref]

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