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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 1 — Jan. 4, 2012

Coherent backscattering by polydisperse discrete random media: exact T-matrix results

Michael I. Mishchenko, Janna M. Dlugach, and Daniel W. Mackowski  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 22, pp. 4350-4352 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.004350


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Abstract

The numerically exact superposition T-matrix method is used to compute, for the first time to our knowledge, electromagnetic scattering by finite spherical volumes composed of polydisperse mixtures of spherical particles with different size parameters or different refractive indices. The backscattering patterns calculated in the far-field zone of the polydisperse multiparticle volumes reveal unequivocally the classical manifestations of the effect of weak localization of electromagnetic waves in discrete random media, thereby corroborating the universal interference nature of coherent backscattering. The polarization opposition effect is shown to be the least robust manifestation of weak localization fading away with increasing particle size parameter.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2011
Published: November 10, 2011

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Vol. 7, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Michael I. Mishchenko, Janna M. Dlugach, and Daniel W. Mackowski, "Coherent backscattering by polydisperse discrete random media: exact T-matrix results," Opt. Lett. 36, 4350-4352 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-22-4350

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