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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2517–2519

Spectral changes of stochastic beams scattered on a deterministic medium

Mayukh Lahiri and Emil Wolf  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2517-2519 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002517


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Abstract

It is well known that scattering of a polychromatic plane wave by a random medium, i.e., by a medium whose refractive index varies randomly with position, may produce frequency shifts of spectral lines. It has been a common perception that a random medium is required for generation of such spectral shifts by scattering. In this Letter we show that such a phenomenon occurs even when the refractive index of the medium is a deterministic function of position. We also show that this phenomenon may be used to obtain information about the structure of a deterministic medium.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: January 31, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2012
Published: June 20, 2012

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Mayukh Lahiri and Emil Wolf, "Spectral changes of stochastic beams scattered on a deterministic medium," Opt. Lett. 37, 2517-2519 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-13-2517


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