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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5728–5738

Electric field Monte Carlo simulation of coherent backscattering of polarized light by a turbid medium containing Mie scatterers

John Sawicki, Nikolas Kastor , and Min Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5728-5738 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.005728


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Abstract

A method for directly simulating coherent backscattering of polarized light by a turbid medium has been developed based on the Electric field Monte Carlo (EMC) method. Electric fields of light traveling in a pair of time-reversed paths are added coherently to simulate their interference. An efficient approach for computing the electric field of light traveling along a time-reversed path is derived and implemented based on the time-reversal symmetry of electromagnetic waves. Coherent backscattering of linearly and circularly polarized light by a turbid medium containing Mie scatterers is then investigated using this method.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2008
Published: April 9, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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John Sawicki, Nikolas Kastor, and Min Xu, "Electric field Monte Carlo simulation of coherent backscattering of polarized light by a turbid medium containing Mie scatterers," Opt. Express 16, 5728-5738 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-8-5728


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