Title

Finding the field transfer matrix of scattering media

Authors

Authors

T. Kohlgraf-Owens;A. Dogariu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

DISORDERED MEDIA; FLUCTUATIONS; Optics

Abstract

When illuminated by temporally coherent light, multiply scattering media produce speckle patterns that in many situations are unpolarized on spatial averaging. As a result, the underlying field statistics are assumed to be Gaussian and information about them can be extracted from intensity-intensity correlations. However, such an approach cannot be applied to any scattering medium where the interaction leads to partially developed speckle patterns. We present a general procedure to directly measure the field transfer matrix of a linear medium without regard to the scattering regime. Experimental results demonstrate the ability of our procedure to correctly measure field transfer matrices and use them to recover the polarization state of incident illumination.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

16

Issue/Number

17

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

13225

Last Page

13232

WOS Identifier

WOS:000259268700082

ISSN

1094-4087

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