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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2001
  • pp: 4187–4203

Electric field autocorrelation functions for beginning multiple Rayleigh scattering

James A. Lock  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 24, pp. 4187-4203 (2001)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

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)

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