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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 22, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Photon Migration and Diffuse Optical Imaging (CThJ)

Spatial coherence of a light beam in a turbid medium

Romain PIERRAT, Jean-Jacques GREFFET, Rachid ELALOUFI, and Remi CARMINATI

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We study the optical spatial coherence in a turbid medium using the Radiative Transfer Equation. The coherence length of the diffuse light strongly depends on the transport regime. Implications for biological imaging are discussed.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

R. PIERRAT, J. GREFFET, R. ELALOUFI, and R. CARMINATI, "Spatial coherence of a light beam in a turbid medium," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThJ6.

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