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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 4412–4422

Harnessing randomness to control the polarization of light transmitted through highly scattering media

Santosh Tripathi and Kimani C. Toussaint, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 4412-4422 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.004412


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Abstract

We show that the multiple scattering events taking place inside a highly scattering medium, in conjunction with wavefront shaping, can be used to control the state of polarization of the light transmitted through a highly scattering medium. This control is achieved by using the intensity, phase, and polarization changing behavior of a scattering medium captured by a vector transmission matrix (VTM). We use a single beam incident upon a scattering medium to measure the absolute value of the VTM elements, in contrast to the multiple beams required in our previously reported approach. Further, the phase-only spatial light modulator based on a low-cost (< US$600) deformable micro-mirror array used in our work will make similar experiments accessible to other researchers.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1380) Diffraction and gratings : Binary optics
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: December 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2014
Published: February 19, 2014

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Santosh Tripathi and Kimani C. Toussaint, "Harnessing randomness to control the polarization of light transmitted through highly scattering media," Opt. Express 22, 4412-4422 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-4-4412


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