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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1431–1433

Enhanced backscattering of optical vortex fields

Chaim Schwartz and Aristide Dogariu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 1431-1433 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001431


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Abstract

The effect of an incident field with a phase screw dislocation (a so-called optical vortex) on the shape of the enhanced backscattering cone was studied theoretically and demonstrated experimentally. We show that the correlation function of the incident field acts as a filter that modifies the shape of the enhanced backscattering cone. The peak value is reduced, and its width is increased as the topological charge of the phase dislocation increases.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

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Chaim Schwartz and Aristide Dogariu, "Enhanced backscattering of optical vortex fields," Opt. Lett. 30, 1431-1433 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-12-1431

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