26 February 2010 Helicity flip of the backscattered circular polarized light
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Abstract
We study coherent and non-coherent backscattering of circularly polarized light from turbid media. We find that the sign of helicity of circular polarized light does not change for a medium of point-like scatterers and can change significantly for the medium with high anisotropy of scatterers. The helicity flip is observed when the light scattering is described in terms of the Henyey-Greenstein scattering phase function. The angular dependence of the sum of coherent and non-coherent parts of backscattering also exhibits a helicity flip.
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Vladimir Kuzmin, Igor Meglinski, "Helicity flip of the backscattered circular polarized light", Proc. SPIE 7573, Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering IV, 75730Z (26 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841193; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.841193
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