Title

Fluctuations of scattered waves: going beyond the ensemble average

Authors

Authors

J. Broky; K. M. Douglass; J. Ellis;A. Dogariu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

WEAK-LOCALIZATION; RANDOM-MEDIA; PROPAGATION; Optics

Abstract

The interaction between coherent waves and random media is a complicated, deterministic process that is usually examined upon ensemble averaging. The result of one realization of the interaction process depends on the specific disorder present in an experimentally controllable interaction volume. We show that this randomness can be quantified and structural information not apparent in the ensemble average can be obtained. We use the information entropy as a viable measure of randomness and we demonstrate that its rate of change provides means for discriminating between media with identical mean characteristics. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

17

Issue/Number

13

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

10466

Last Page

10471

WOS Identifier

WOS:000267761100003

ISSN

1094-4087

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