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Method for broadband spectroscopy of light transport through opaque scattering media

O. L. Muskens and A. Lagendijk  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 395-397 (2009)

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We present a broadband technique for the measurement of diffuse light transport through opaque scattering media. Using the spectral correlations introduced by a scattering medium onto a white-light supercontinuum spectrum, the diffusion constant of light is determined over a wide spectral range in the visible and the near IR. Independent broadband measurements of both the transport mean free path and the diffusion constant are used to calculate the spectral dependence of the energy velocity in a porous GaP slab. Broadband correlation spectroscopy is found to be an excellent tool for the characterization of random scattering media.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

Original Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2008
Published: February 4, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

O. L. Muskens and A. Lagendijk, "Method for broadband spectroscopy of light transport through opaque scattering media," Opt. Lett. 34, 395-397 (2009)

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