Backscattered polarization patterns determined by conservation of angular momentum
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A-Opt. Image Sci. Vis.
LIDAR MULTIPLE-SCATTERING; MUELLER MATRIX; TURBID MEDIA; LIGHT; PROPAGATION; ANISOTROPY; CLOUDS; Optics
It is demonstrated that the occurence of backscattered polarization patterns relates to the conservation of angular momentum of light. Using the geometrical phase formalism in the spin space, we develop a model where the helicity-maintaining and the helicity-flipping multiple-scattering processes can be accounted for. The model explains practically all the symmetries present in the spatially resolved Mueller matrices. (C) 2008 Optical Society of America.
Journal of the Optical Society of America a-Optics Image Science and Vision
"Backscattered polarization patterns determined by conservation of angular momentum" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 953.