Title

Coherence properties near interfaces of random media

Authors

Authors

A. Apostol;A. Dogariu

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. E

Keywords

Physics, Fluids & Plasmas; Physics, Mathematical

Abstract

The spatial coherence theory of optical fields radiated by statistically homogeneous, infinite, planar sources does not account for detailed surface characteristics. However, coherence properties change with the angular distribution of the intensity radiated from such a source, which, in turn, depends on the physical properties of the sample. We show that second-order correlations of the optical field measured at several wavelengths away from the surface of a highly inhomogeneous medium relate to the statistical characteristics of the interface.

Journal Title

Physical Review E

Volume

67

Issue/Number

5

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4

WOS Identifier

WOS:000183482400004

ISSN

1539-3755

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