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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 26, 2007

Statistical speckle study to characterize scattering media: use of two complementary approaches

O. Carvalho, B. Clairac, M. Benderitter, and L. Roy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 13817-13831 (2007)

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Speckle produced by strongly-scattering media contains information about its optical properties. Statistical speckle study allows discrimination between media and enables one to characterize any change. Two approaches of the speckle phenomenon are used in the measurement of speckle produced by monodisperse-polystyrene microspheres in solution and mixtures of them: a stochastic approach based on the fractional Brownian motion and a classical frequential approach based on speckle size measurement. In this paper, we introduce an approach that contains the multi-scale aspect of the speckle; therefore it provides more information on the medium than the speckle dimension. The obtained results show that the stochastic approach allows a better samples discrimination than the classical frequential approach.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2007
Published: October 5, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

O. Carvalho, B. Clairac, M. Benderitter, and L. Roy, "Statistical speckle study to characterize scattering media: use of two complementary approaches," Opt. Express 15, 13817-13831 (2007)

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