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Polarization patterns and symmetries as a manifestation of helicity preserving characteristics of scattering media
Author(s): Chaim Schwartz; Michael Vonniederhausern; Aristide Dogariu
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Paper Abstract

Polarization patterns which are observed in backscattering from random media are shown to be connected with the helicity preserving characteristics of the scattering particles. The properties of the spatially resolved Mueller matrix can be derived in a simple manner and it is shown that they are related to scattering trajectories that preserve the total angular momentum of light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6240, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing VII, 624009 (3 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664067
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Chaim Schwartz, College of Optics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Michael Vonniederhausern, College of Optics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Aristide Dogariu, College of Optics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6240:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing VII
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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