Light of arbitrary incident polarization that diffuses through a sufficiently thick multiply scattering medium emerges totally depolarized with a Stokes vector that is that of natural light. It is shown how to reconstruct the Stokes vector of the incident beam by making four speckle correlation measurements on the totally depolarized, diffusely scattered light. The theory is confirmed by experiment.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 16, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 1990
Published: December 15, 1990
Isaac Freund, "Stokes-vector reconstruction," Opt. Lett. 15, 1425-1427 (1990)