Complete determination of the state of elliptically polarized light by electron-ion vector correlations Academic Article uri icon


  • We propose a method, molecular polarimetry, applicable to an extended VUV-x-ray range, allowing us to determine the complete state of elliptically polarized light, including the challenging disentanglement of the circular and unpolarized components. It relies on the determination of the molecular frame photoelectron angular distributions derived from electron-ion velocity vector correlations in dissociative photoionization of simple molecules. The high accuracy of the full set of Stokes parameters determination has been established by comparison with data obtained in parallel with a VUV optical polarimeter used as a benchmark. 2013 American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Veyrinas, K., Elkharrat, C., Marggi Poullain, S., Saquet, N., Dowek, D., Lucchese, R. R., Garcia, G. A., & Nahon, L.

citation count

  • 15

complete list of authors

  • Veyrinas, K||Elkharrat, C||Marggi Poullain, S||Saquet, N||Dowek, D||Lucchese, RR||Garcia, GA||Nahon, L

publication date

  • December 2013