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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2843–2845

Bayesian approach to non-Gaussian field statistics for diffusive broadband terahertz pulses

Jeremy Pearce, Zhongping Jian, and Daniel M. Mittleman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 21, pp. 2843-2845 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002843


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Abstract

We develop a closed-form expression for the probability distribution function for the field components of a diffusive broadband wave propagating through a random medium. We consider each spectral component to provide an individual observation of a random variable, the configurationally averaged spectral intensity. Since the intensity determines the variance of the field distribution at each frequency, this random variable serves as the Bayesian prior that determines the form of the non-Gaussian field statistics. This model agrees well with experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Citation
Jeremy Pearce, Zhongping Jian, and Daniel M. Mittleman, "Bayesian approach to non-Gaussian field statistics for diffusive broadband terahertz pulses," Opt. Lett. 30, 2843-2845 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-21-2843


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