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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 2787–2794

Light enpolarization by disordered media under partial polarized illumination: The role of cross-scattering coefficients

M. Zerrad, G. Soriano, A. Ghabbach, and C. Amra  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 2787-2794 (2013)

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We show how disordered media allow to increase the local degree of polarization (DOP) of an arbitrary (partial) polarized incident beam. The role of cross-scattering coefficients is emphasized, together with the probability density functions (PDF) of the scattering DOP. The average DOP of scattering is calculated versus the incident illumination DOP.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

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Original Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2013
Published: January 29, 2013

M. Zerrad, G. Soriano, A. Ghabbach, and C. Amra, "Light enpolarization by disordered media under partial polarized illumination: The role of cross-scattering coefficients," Opt. Express 21, 2787-2794 (2013)

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