31 May 2001 Residual polarization of backscattered coherent light: the role of effective path statistics
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Abstract
Existence of non-zero residual polarization in case of backscattering of linearly polarized coherent light from semi-infinite disordered half-space is considered. This effect is caused by the significant contribution of the low- step scattered components for the backscattering mode and can be described phenomenologically by using the concept of distribution of effective optical paths of scattered light partial components. Influence of effective optical path statistics on the residual polarization degree was studied in the experiments with various phantom multiply scattering media. Corresponding results are presented.
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Pavel V. Zakharov, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov, Yurii P. Sinichkin, "Residual polarization of backscattered coherent light: the role of effective path statistics", Proc. SPIE 4242, Saratov Fall Meeting 2000: Coherent Optics of Ordered and Random Media, (31 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427763; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.427763
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