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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3332–3334

Direct determination of diffusion properties of random media from speckle contrast

Nathan Curry, Pierre Bondareff, Mathieu Leclercq, Niek F. van Hulst, Riccardo Sapienza, Sylvain Gigan, and Samuel Grésillon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3332-3334 (2011)

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We present a simple scheme to determine the diffusion properties of a thin slab of strongly scattering material by measuring the speckle contrast resulting from the transmission of a femtosecond pulse with controlled bandwidth. In contrast with previous methods, our scheme does not require time measurements nor interferometry. It is well adapted to the characterization of samples for pulse shaping, nonlinear excitation through scattering media, and biological imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2011
Published: August 19, 2011

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Nathan Curry, Pierre Bondareff, Mathieu Leclercq, Niek F. van Hulst, Riccardo Sapienza, Sylvain Gigan, and Samuel Grésillon, "Direct determination of diffusion properties of random media from speckle contrast," Opt. Lett. 36, 3332-3334 (2011)

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