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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1980
  • pp: 205–207

Experimental test of the reduced effective velocity of light in a diffuse medium

Koichi Shimizu and Akira Ishimaru  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 205-207 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.5.000205


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Abstract

A theory of pulse propagation in a diffuse medium recently developed by Ishimaru [J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 1045 (1978)] predicts that the effective velocity of the diffuse light in a random distribution of scatterers is 1 / 3 of the light velocity in the homogeneous medium surrounding the scatterers. We present an experimental study of this reduced effective velocity of diffuse light using a picosecond Kerr-effect ultrafast shutter. The results show that the slowing rate is close to the theoretically predicted value of 3.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 1979
Published: May 1, 1980

Citation
Koichi Shimizu and Akira Ishimaru, "Experimental test of the reduced effective velocity of light in a diffuse medium," Opt. Lett. 5, 205-207 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-5-5-205

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