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Noninterferometric characterization of partially coherent scalar wave fields and application to scattered light.

Aruldoss, C. K and Dragomir, Nicoleta and Roberts, A (2007) Noninterferometric characterization of partially coherent scalar wave fields and application to scattered light. Journal of the Optical Society of America: A, Optics, Image Science, and Vi, 24 (10). pp. 3189-3197. ISSN 1084-7529

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Abstract

We report on the application of a simple propagation-based phase-space tomographic technique to the determination of characteristic projections through the mutual optical intensity and the generalized radiance of a scalar, quasi-monochromatic partially coherent wave field. This method is applied to the reconstruction of the coherence functions of an initially spatially coherent optical wave field that has propagated through a suspension of polystyrene microspheres. As anticipated, we see that the field separates into a ballistic, or unscattered, component and a scattered component with a much shorter coherence length. Good agreement is obtained between experimental results and the results of a model based on a wave-transport equation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID18565, ResPubID16370. optical intensity, generalized radiance, wave fields, coherence functions, spatially coherent optical wave fields
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0205 Optical Physics
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 06:18
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 03:17
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3159
DOI: 10.1364/JOSAA.24.003189
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