Title

Non-Gaussian statistics of optical near-fields

Authors

Authors

A. Apostol;A. Dogariu

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. E

Keywords

1ST-ORDER; Physics, Fluids & Plasmas; Physics, Mathematical

Abstract

Optical fields in the proximity of random media can be modeled as a superposition of waves with random phases. We demonstrate that, depending on the experimental geometry, both Gaussian and non-Gaussian regimes can be established for the statistics of scattered intensity. In a reflection-emission configuration, the first-order statistics of the scattered light is non-Gaussian and it can be used to retrieve information about the physical interface.

Journal Title

Physical Review E

Volume

72

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4

WOS Identifier

WOS:000231564100011

ISSN

1539-3755

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