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Mueller matrices in fluorescence scattering

Oriol Arteaga, Shane Nichols, and Bart Kahr  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2835-2837 (2012)

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A reappraisal of the 1929 analysis of luminescence by Soleillet reveals the form of the Mueller matrix for fluorescence scattering whose parameters are directly defined in terms of the now-familiar fluorescence anisotropy parameter. If the scattering analyte is optically active, it is further shown how fluorescence detected circular dichroism and circularly polarized luminescence can be recovered, simultaneously and free of artifacts.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2012
Published: July 10, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Oriol Arteaga, Shane Nichols, and Bart Kahr, "Mueller matrices in fluorescence scattering," Opt. Lett. 37, 2835-2837 (2012)

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