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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21313–21320

Enpolarization of light by scattering media

J. Sorrentini, M. Zerrad, G. Soriano, and C. Amra  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21313-21320 (2011)

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The polarization of a coherent depolarized incident light beam passing through a scattering medium is investigated at the speckle scale. The polarization of the scattered far field at each direction and the probability density function of the degree of polarization are calculated and show an excellent agreement with experimental data. It is demonstrated that complex media may confer high degree of local polarization (0.75 DOP average) to the incident unpolarized light.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: July 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2011
Published: October 12, 2011

J. Sorrentini, M. Zerrad, G. Soriano, and C. Amra, "Enpolarization of light by scattering media," Opt. Express 19, 21313-21320 (2011)

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