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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 1 — Jan. 12, 2004
  • pp: 176–188

Scattering through fluids: speckle size measurement and Monte Carlo simulations close to and into the multiple scattering

Y. Piederrière, J. Cariou, Y. Guern, B. Le Jeune, G. Le Brun, and J. Lotrian  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 176-188 (2004)

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We report on measurements in transmission of the speckle produced by scattering liquid media: diluted milk and water solutions of polystyrene-microspheres of different diameters. The speckle size is affected not only by scattering parameters such as the optical thickness, but also by the dimensions of the scatters. From the speckle measurement, we propose a method to differentiate media. Moreover, a calculation of the transmitted light profile by Monte Carlo simulation allowed us to get a better insight on the speckle size evolution versus scattering.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 20, 2003
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2003
Published: January 12, 2004

Y. Piederrière, J. Cariou, Y. Guern, B. Le Jeune, G. Le Brun, and J. Lortrian, "Scattering through fluids: speckle size measurement and Monte Carlo simulations close to and into the multiple scattering," Opt. Express 12, 176-188 (2004)

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