3 May 2006 Polarization patterns and symmetries as a manifestation of helicity preserving characteristics of scattering media
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Polarization patterns which are observed in backscattering from random media are shown to be connected with the helicity preserving characteristics of the scattering particles. The properties of the spatially resolved Mueller matrix can be derived in a simple manner and it is shown that they are related to scattering trajectories that preserve the total angular momentum of light.
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Chaim Schwartz, Michael Vonniederhausern, Aristide Dogariu, "Polarization patterns and symmetries as a manifestation of helicity preserving characteristics of scattering media", Proc. SPIE 6240, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing VII, 624009 (3 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664067; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.664067
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