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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2329–2337

Spatial coherence in strongly scattering media

Romain Pierrat, Jean-Jacques Greffet, Rémi Carminati, and Rachid Elaloufi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 2329-2337 (2005)

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We study the spatial coherence of an optical beam in a strongly scattering medium confined in a slab geometry. Using the radiative transfer equation, we study numerically the behavior of the transverse spatial coherence length in the different transport regimes. Transitions from the ballistic to the diffusive regimes are clearly identified.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: February 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2005
Published: November 1, 2005

Romain Pierrat, Rachid Elaloufi, Jean-Jacques Greffet, and Rémi Carminati, "Spatial coherence in strongly scattering media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 2329-2337 (2005)

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