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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 13 — Jun. 27, 2005
  • pp: 5030–5039

Backscattered speckle size as a function of polarization: influence of particle-size and -concentration

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

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 13, pp. 5030-5039 (2005)

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This report about backscattering measurements of the speckle produced by strongly-scattering liquid media shows that the size of the backscattered speckle depends on scattering and anisotropy coefficients. These measurements were aimed at assessing the effects of polarization characteristics of the incident laser beam and of the scattered light on speckle size. The samples under study consisted of monodisperse polystyrene microspheres in solutions, mixtures of different sized-microspheres, milk, blood and pig skin. Such measurements of speckle size in polarization give information on strongly scattering media, allow their discrimination and enable one to characterize the undergone changes.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2005
Published: June 27, 2005

Y. Piederrière, F. Boulvert, J. Cariou, B. Le Jeune, Y. Guern, and G. Le Brun, "Backscattered speckle size as a function of polarization: influence of particle-size and- concentration," Opt. Express 13, 5030-5039 (2005)

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