FIZIKA A 17 (2008) 1 , 51-58
THE JONES-MUELLER TRANSFORMATION
University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, The Department of Computer
Mathematics and Physics, P.O. Box 64, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies
Received 21 March 2007; Accepted 14 May 2008
Online 25 September 2008
A simple transformation allows the construction of the real-valued Mueller
matrix from the complex-valued Jones matrix. The transformation is tested on the
Jones matrices of optical devices to produce the corresponding Mueller matrices.
The Stokes vector is also deduced from the corresponding Jones vector.
PACS numbers: 42.00.00, 42.25.-p
Keywords: polarization of light, Jones matrix, Mueller matrix, unitary