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15 December 1995 Characterization of multiple scattering effects by the statistics of the Stokes parameters
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The statistics of the normalized Stokes parameters for a stochastic plane wavefield which is Gaussian distributed is examined. The resulting probability density functions and lower-order moments generalized those obtained by previous investigators. Results of some numerical calculations are discussed. As an application of this analysis, we consider multiple scattering of light by a spatially random medium, composed of uncorrelated spherical pointlike particles, where the description of partially polarized light in terms of normalized Stokes parameters may be useful.
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Christian Brosseau "Characterization of multiple scattering effects by the statistics of the Stokes parameters", Proc. SPIE 2580, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems, (15 December 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.228497
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