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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 429–431

Blink speckle spectroscopy of scattering media

Dmitry A. Zimnyakov and Maxim A. Vilensky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 429-431 (2006)

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The speckle method of characterization of multiple scattering media by squared-pulse modulation of the probe light frequency is described. This method assumes the analysis of the decay in speckle modulation that is due to the superposition of two decorrelated blinking speckle patterns. Theoretical predictions based on the phenomenological model of formation of partially blurred speckles under the condition of frequency switching are in reasonable agreement with the corresponding experimental data.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2005

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Dmitry A. Zimnyakov and Maxim A. Vilensky, "Blink speckle spectroscopy of scattering media," Opt. Lett. 31, 429-431 (2006)

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