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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1233–1235

Variable coherence tomography

Erwan Baleine and Aristide Dogariu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 1233-1235 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001233


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Abstract

By adjusting the spatial coherence of a quasi-monochromatic beam, one can control the distance between two volumes of coherence. We propose to use such a beam in a typical scattering experiment and present a method for determining the degree of spatial correlation of a quasi-homogeneous medium by recording the scattered intensity in only one direction.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering

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Erwan Baleine and Aristide Dogariu, "Variable coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 29, 1233-1235 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-11-1233


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