Spatial coherence properties and polarization properties of electromagnetic beams which are transmitted by a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator, acting as a polarization-dependent random phase screen with prescribed statistical properties, are examined. Our analysis is based on a recently developed unified theory of coherence and polarization.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

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