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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2041–2045

Propagation of partially coherent beams through particulate media

Erwan Baleine and Aristide Dogariu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 2041-2045 (2003)

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When propagating through particulate media, optical beams are degraded owing to scattering. We found that the ratio between the width of the distorted beam and the width of the initial beam decreases when the spatial coherence of the incident beam is reduced. These experimental observations are well described within the paraxial approximation of the transport theory.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

Original Manuscript: November 27, 2002
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2003
Published: November 1, 2003

Erwan Baleine and Aristide Dogariu, "Propagation of partially coherent beams through particulate media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 2041-2045 (2003)

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