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Light depolarization in turbid media
Author(s): M. Xu; R. R. Alfano
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Paper Abstract

The characteristic lengths for linear and circular polarized light to depolarize have been studied by an analytical treatment of random walk of vector photons in turbid media. The depolarization lengths for linear and circular polarized light transmission through a slab are derived. A quantitative understanding of light depolarization behavior in turbid media comprised of Mie scatterers of arbitrary size and refractive index are presented.

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Date Published: 28 April 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5693, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue VI, (28 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.591506
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M. Xu, City College/CUNY (United States)
R. R. Alfano, City College/CUNY (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5693:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue VI
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano; Bruce J. Tromberg; Mamoru Tamura; Eva M. Sevick-Muraca, Editor(s)

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