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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 1997
  • pp: 7571–7576

Multiple-scattering suppression: cross correlation with tilted single-mode fibers

Ulf Nobbmann, Stacy W. Jones, and Bruce J. Ackerson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 30, pp. 7571-7576 (1997)

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Multiple light scattering can be suppressed by slightly tilting two single-mode fibers viewing the same sample volume. The cross-correlation function of the two signals shows more or less contributions from single scattering, depending on the tilt angle. We show experimental results for polystyrene spheres at a scattering angle of 90°. The measured size, intercept, and second cumulant for different tilt angles demonstrate the practicality of this technique. Both polarization components show multiple-scattering contributions, but only the parallel component contains single scattering.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 18, 1997
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 1997
Published: October 20, 1997

Ulf Nobbmann, Stacy W. Jones, and Bruce J. Ackerson, "Multiple-scattering suppression: cross correlation with tilted single-mode fibers," Appl. Opt. 36, 7571-7576 (1997)

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