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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3294–3296

Coherent recovery of the degree of polarization of light propagating in random anisotropy media

Seydou Bassene and Tigran Galstian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 19, pp. 3294-3296 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003294


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Abstract

We report on the study of light polarization behavior in random anisotropy scattering media. It is shown that, in the case of low scattering events, the degree of polarization (DOP) demonstrates oscillatory behavior due to the coherent character of light scattering. A strong increase in the DOP is demonstrated by using electro-optic fine tuning of the refractive index modulation depth of the scattering media.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2010
Published: September 30, 2010

Citation
Seydou Bassene and Tigran Galstian, "Coherent recovery of the degree of polarization of light propagating in random anisotropy media," Opt. Lett. 35, 3294-3296 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-19-3294


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