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Statistics of light deflection by randomly oriented interfaces in the geometric optics approximation
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Paper Abstract

The statistics of light deflection by interfaces between two media is analytically related with the angular probability density between the normal to the interface and the incident beam. In the proposed model all reflection and refraction events are considered as independent with statistical weights equal to Fresnel intensity coefficients. The calculus of phase matrixes of light deflection resulting in the interaction with the randomly oriented interface is proposed. The balance of integrated probabilities of reflected and refracted photons from both sides of the interface allowed quantitative estimates of the probability of photons to be situated in different phases of inhomogeneous media.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6164, Saratov Fall Meeting 2005: Coherent Optics of Ordered and Random Media VI, 61640D (7 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.695017
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Alexander P. Sviridov, Institute for Laser and Information Technologies (Russia)
National Institutes of Health (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6164:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2005: Coherent Optics of Ordered and Random Media VI
Dmitry A. Zimnyakov; Nikolai G. Khlebtsov, Editor(s)

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