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Helicity flip of the backscattered circular polarized light
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We study coherent and non-coherent backscattering of circularly polarized light from turbid media. We find that the sign of helicity of circular polarized light does not change for a medium of point-like scatterers and can change significantly for the medium with high anisotropy of scatterers. The helicity flip is observed when the light scattering is described in terms of the Henyey-Greenstein scattering phase function. The angular dependence of the sum of coherent and non-coherent parts of backscattering also exhibits a helicity flip.

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Date Published: 26 February 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7573, Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering IV, 75730Z (26 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841193
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Vladimir Kuzmin, St. Petersburg Institute of Commerce and Economics (Russian Federation)
Igor Meglinski, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Univ. of Otago (New Zealand)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7573:
Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering IV
Adam P. Wax; Vadim Backman, Editor(s)

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