The effect of using an illumination beam with a phase screw dislocation (a so called vortex beam) on filtering the path lengths contributions to enhanced backscattering from random media was studied theoretically and demonstrated experimentally.
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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
C. Schwartz and A. Dogariu, "Enhanced Backscattering of Vortex Fields," 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 QThB3.
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