We exploit low spatial coherence illumination to dephase time-reversed partial waves outside its finite coherence area, which isolates the minimal scattering events (i.e., double scattering) from higher order scattering in coherent backscattering of light.
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(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
Y. L. Kim, P. Pradhan, H. Subramanian, Y. Liu, M. H. Kim, and V. Backman, "Probing Minimal Scattering Events in Coherent Backscattering of Light Using Low-Coherence Induced Dephasing," in Photonic Metamaterials: From Random to Periodic, Technical Dgest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MB5.
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