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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1026–1028

Low-coherence enhanced backscattering from highly forward scattering media

V. V. Marinyuk and D. B. Rogozkin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 6, pp. 1026-1028 (2012)

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We present a theoretical basis for calculation of the angular profile of the coherent backscattering intensity under low spatial coherence illumination. We take into account two contributions to the intensity, namely, the diffusion contribution and the contribution from the waves that experience the small-angle multiple scattering before and after single deflection in the backward direction. The latter contribution describes transport of light at subdiffusion length scales and is responsible for the wings of the backscattering angular profile. Our results are in good agreement with data of Monte-Carlo simulations and experiment.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

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Original Manuscript: November 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2012
Published: March 8, 2012

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V. V. Marinyuk and D. B. Rogozkin, "Low-coherence enhanced backscattering from highly forward scattering media," Opt. Lett. 37, 1026-1028 (2012)

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