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Classical Fresnel-Arago interference laws are describing an energy redistribution in the space and they are approving that orthogonal polarized waves cannot have the interference. However, this fact is correct only for full power (energy). The point is that arbitrary polarized waves are described not only full energy. Full polarization description of these waves can be made only with the use so-called Stokes parameters (4 parameters). The zero Stokes parameter is a wave full power, and other three parameters are mutual powers of wave projections into different polarization basics. It is demonstrated in the paper that these parameters, which are the bilinear combinations of electromagnetic waves projections and are having the power dimension can demonstrate mutual power redistribution in the space both for arbitrary and orthogonally polarized waves. A visibility of these generalized interference pictures is defined by so-called polarization proximity (distance) in accordance with emergence principle.
Date of Conference: 24-26 Sept. 2009