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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1122–1131

Nonreciprocal effects in the double passage of light through a random diffuser and a birefringent crystal

Héctor M. Escamilla, Eugenio R. Méndez, and Elena I. Chaikina  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 1122-1131 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.18.001122


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Abstract

We present a theoretical and experimental study of the scattering of light by double passage through a system that consists of a strong diffuser, a piece of birefringent crystal, and a plane mirror. We show that this arrangement can produce not only enhanced backscattering and satellite peaks but also satellite dips in the angular distribution of the mean intensity. The experiments are in agreement with theoretical results based on scalar diffraction theory in the paraxial approximation.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2000
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2000
Published: May 1, 2001

Citation
Héctor M. Escamilla, Eugenio R. Méndez, and Elena I. Chaikina, "Nonreciprocal effects in the double passage of light through a random diffuser and a birefringent crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 1122-1131 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-18-5-1122


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