Single-scattering spectroscopy by use of a low-coherence interferometer is introduced to measure the power spectra of light scattered from extremely dense colloidal suspensions. The power spectrum of a heterodyne component can be obtained by subtraction of the power spectrum of a homodyne component from the measured power spectrum. The heterodyne power spectrum for light scattered from the medium is shown to coincide with the single-scattering spectrum to a depth of up to a few times the mean-free path length. Therefore single-scattering spectroscopy is newly proposed as a means by which to analyze the characteristics of extremely dense colloidal suspensions.
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Katsuhiro Ishii, Rikiya Yoshida, and Toshiaki Iwai, "Single-scattering spectroscopy for extremely dense colloidal suspensions by use of a low-coherence interferometer," Opt. Lett. 30, 555-557 (2005)