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Propagation of the optical Wigner function in random multiple-scattering media
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Paper Abstract

The transverse spatial coherence of light evolves as the light transverses a random, multiple-scattering medium. For near-forward scattering, the wave-transport process can be described by a wave-transport equation for the spatial- angular Wigner function of the light, which is related to the spatial coherence function. Using a novel variable-shear Sagnac interferometer, we measured the Wigner function of initially coherent light after propagation through a multiple-scattering medium. We find good agreement between the wave-transport theory and the experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3927, Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation II, (14 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382048
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Michael G. Raymer, Univ. of Oregon (United States)
Chung-Chieh Cheng, Univ. of Oregon (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3927:
Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation II
Yehuda B. Band, Editor(s)

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