We demonstrate that spatial non-stationarities can be identified from one realization of wave interaction with a random medium. Fourth-order correlations between field components at two different spatial points are shown to provide the necessary information.
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(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
J. Broky, J. Ellis, and A. Dogariu, "Identifying Non-Stationarities in Random EM Fields: Are Speckles Really Disturbing?," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FThT8.
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