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Random media confer high polarization degree to unpolarized light
Author(s): J. Sorrentini; M. Zerrad; G. Soriano; C. Amra
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Paper Abstract

It is shown how scattering media may allow to confer high polarization degree (DOP ≈ 0.75) to an incident depolarized beam (DOP ≈ 0). The statistics of the polarization degree versus scattering directions or space location are investigated with a CCD camera at a speckle resolution. Numerical calculation and experimental data are compared and show high agreement for a sample highly inhomogeneous in the bulk. The probability density function of the DOP follows a 3u2 variation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8171, Physical Optics, 817103 (5 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896731
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J. Sorrentini, Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Univ. d' Aix-Marseille, Ecole Centrale Marseille (France)
M. Zerrad, Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Univ. d' Aix-Marseille, Ecole Centrale Marseille (France)
G. Soriano, Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Univ. d' Aix-Marseille, Ecole Centrale Marseille (France)
C. Amra, Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Univ. d' Aix-Marseille, Ecole Centrale Marseille (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8171:
Physical Optics
Daniel G. Smith; Frank Wyrowski; Andreas Erdmann, Editor(s)

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