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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1746–1748

Light-controllable coherent backscattering from water suspension of lithium niobate microcrystalline particles

Xinzheng Zhang, Jun Li, Fan Shi, Yan Xu, Zhenhua Wang, Romano A. Rupp, and Jingjun Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1746-1748 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001746


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Abstract

We experimentally study coherent backscattering of light for a water suspension of lithium niobate microcrystalline particles. Light-controllable weak localization of photons in a suspension is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. The effect is attributed to the reorientation of microcrystalline particles in the field of a linearly polarized pump beam. Thus the isotropic suspension becomes partially anisotropic.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2010
Published: May 17, 2010

Citation
Xinzheng Zhang, Jun Li, Fan Shi, Yan Xu, Zhenhua Wang, Romano A. Rupp, and Jingjun Xu, "Light-controllable coherent backscattering from water suspension of lithium niobate microcrystalline particles," Opt. Lett. 35, 1746-1748 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-11-1746


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