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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 85–88

Effect of spatial coherence on scattering from optically inhomogeneous media

Sergey Sukhov, David Haefner, Janghwan Bae, Deqiang Ma, Douglas R. Carter, and Aristide Dogariu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pp. 85-88 (2012)

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The properties of light scattered from material systems depend on the characteristics of input optical fields. We study numerically the effect of the state of spatial coherence on the properties of scattered fields. Using a customized coupled dipole technique, we demonstrate that this influence manifests in changes of the statistics of intensities scattered at different angles.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(160.2710) Materials : Inhomogeneous optical media

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: July 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2011
Published: December 7, 2011

Sergey Sukhov, David Haefner, Janghwan Bae, Deqiang Ma, Douglas R. Carter, and Aristide Dogariu, "Effect of spatial coherence on scattering from optically inhomogeneous media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 85-88 (2012)

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