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Characterization of multiple scattering effects by the statistics of the Stokes parameters
Author(s): Christian Brosseau
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Paper Abstract

The statistics of the normalized Stokes parameters for a stochastic plane wavefield which is Gaussian distributed is examined. The resulting probability density functions and lower-order moments generalized those obtained by previous investigators. Results of some numerical calculations are discussed. As an application of this analysis, we consider multiple scattering of light by a spatially random medium, composed of uncorrelated spherical pointlike particles, where the description of partially polarized light in terms of normalized Stokes parameters may be useful.

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Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2580, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228497
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Christian Brosseau, Univ. de Bretagne Occidentale (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2580:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems
Anton Kohnle, Editor(s)

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