6 April 2000 Polarization of multiple scattered optical fields: effects of absorption
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Polarization relaxation in the disordered multiply scattering media with non-zero absorption is studied. Experiments with phantom scattering media such as water suspensions of polystyrene spheres and diluted milk have been made to analyze the dependencies of polarization degree of multiply scattered light on the absorption coefficient for monodisperse and polydisperse scattering systems. The concept of optical path distribution is used for phenomenological interpretation of the obtained results. Monte-Carlo simulation is applied to obtain the distributions of the effective optical paths for given scattering and absorption conditions.
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Dmitry N. Agafonov, Dmitry N. Agafonov, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov, "Polarization of multiple scattered optical fields: effects of absorption", Proc. SPIE 4001, Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine, (6 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.381492; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.381492

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