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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 14469–14475

Identifying non-stationarities in random EM fields: are speckles really disturbing?

John Broky, Jeremy Ellis, and Aristide Dogariu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 14469-14475 (2008)

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In dealing with random EM fields, ensemble averaging is an ubiquitous procedure. However, we demonstrate that spatial non-stationarities such as enhanced backscattering can be identified even from one single realization (snapshot) of the wave interaction with a random medium. Fourth-order correlations between field components at two different spatial points are shown to provide the necessary information.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

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Original Manuscript: May 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 23, 2008
Published: September 2, 2008

John Broky, Jeremy Ellis, and Aristide Dogariu, "Identifying non-stationarities in random EM fields: are speckles really disturbing?," Opt. Express 16, 14469-14475 (2008)

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