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Topological and statistical approaches describing inhomogeneously polarized light fields 
1Angelsky O.V., 1Polyanskii P.V., 2Hanson S.G., 1Ushenko A.G., 1Ushenko Yu.A., 1Angelskaya A.O.

1Department of Correlation Optics, Chernivtsi National University, 58012 Chernivtsi, Ukraine
2Optics and Plasma Research Department, Risø National Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark. 

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Keywords: polarization, correlation, biological tissue, statistics, singular optics

PACS: 42.25.Ja, 42.25.Lc, 47.63.Jd, 42.25.Fx.

Ukr. J. Phys. Opt. 8 217-227 
doi: 10.3116/16091833/8/4/217/2007
Received: 22.10.2007

Relationships between the topological and statistical approaches for de-scribing inhomogeneously polarized optical fields are considered. It is shown that the correlation length of polarization parameters of the field is comparable with the mean distance between the points with orthogonal states of polarization


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