We investigate the case when light is scattered by Gaussian-correlated, quasi-homogeneous, anisotropic media. The analytical expression for the cross-spectral density function of the scattered field that is produced by scattering of a polychromatic plane wave incident upon a Gaussian-correlated, quasi-homogeneous, anisotropic medium is derived by use of a tensor method. Numerical examples are given to illustrate the normalized spectral density and the spectral degree of coherence of the field scattered by the anisotropic scatterer in contrast with that scattered by the isotropic scatterer.
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Original Manuscript: October 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 2009
Published: January 29, 2010
Xinyue Du and Daomu Zhao, "Scattering of light by Gaussian-correlated quasi-homogeneous anisotropic media," Opt. Lett. 35, 384-386 (2010)