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Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Jan. 17, 2006

Frequency-resolved interferometer measurements of polarized wave propagation in scattering media

Timothy D. Gerke, Mark A. Webster, Andrew M. Weiner, and Kevin J. Webb  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 2691-2699 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.22.002691


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Abstract

An interferometric technique is utilized to measure both the time- and frequency-domain optical fields scattered by a random medium. The method uses a tunable continuous-wave laser source to make frequency-resolved measurements within a fixed-path-length interferometer. Measured frequency-domain field statistics, with a linearly polarized input, are shown to be zero-mean, circular complex Gaussian for both co- and cross-polarization states. With decreasing scatter, the extracted average impulse responses for co- and cross-polarized states show distinct differences, thereby providing insight into the scattering domain.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: January 26, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2005
Published: December 1, 2005

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Timothy D. Gerke, Mark A. Webster, Andrew M. Weiner, and Kevin J. Webb, "Frequency-resolved interferometer measurements of polarized wave propagation in scattering media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 2691-2699 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-22-12-2691

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