The polarization-resolved electric field autocorrelation function for p-order scattering was derived from the order-of-scattering solution of the exact equations for electromagnetic multiple Rayleigh scattering and was calculated for 2 ≤ p ≤ 6 for particles undergoing diffusive motion in an idealized sample cell. It was found that the polarization-channel and the scattering-angle dependence of the p-order autocorrelation function approximately decoupled from the delay-time dependence for p ≳ 3. The polarization-channel and the scattering-angle dependence were analytically calculated, and the delay-time dependence was analytically approximated. The resulting analytical model for the polarization-resolved autocorrelation function for beginning multiple Rayleigh scattering was then tested against experimental autocorrelation data. The data were found to be well fitted by the model.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2000
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2001
Published: August 20, 2001
James A. Lock, "Electric field autocorrelation functions for beginning multiple Rayleigh scattering," Appl. Opt. 40, 4187-4203 (2001)