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
(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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