## Electric Field Autocorrelation Functions for Beginning Multiple Rayleigh Scattering

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.004187

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### Abstract

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

**Citation**

James A. Lock, "Electric Field Autocorrelation Functions for Beginning Multiple Rayleigh Scattering," Appl. Opt. **40**, 4187-4203 (2001)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-24-4187

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