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Polarization of multiple scattered optical fields: effects of absorption
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Paper Abstract

Polarization relaxation in the disordered multiply scattering media with non-zero absorption is studied. Experiments with phantom scattering media such as water suspensions of polystyrene spheres and diluted milk have been made to analyze the dependencies of polarization degree of multiply scattered light on the absorption coefficient for monodisperse and polydisperse scattering systems. The concept of optical path distribution is used for phenomenological interpretation of the obtained results. Monte-Carlo simulation is applied to obtain the distributions of the effective optical paths for given scattering and absorption conditions.

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Date Published: 6 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4001, Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine, (6 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.381492
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Dmitry N. Agafonov, Saratov State Univ. (Russia)
Dmitry A. Zimnyakov, Saratov State Univ. and Institute of Precision Mechanics and Control (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4001:
Saratov Fall Meeting '99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine
Valery V. Tuchin; Dmitry A. Zimnyakov; Alexander B. Pravdin, Editor(s)

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