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High order correlations in speckle fields
Author(s): J. Ellis; A. Dogariu
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Paper Abstract

Polarimetric investigation of fully resolved speckle patterns provides a direct measure of the joint distribution of Stokes vector elements. In the case of highly diffusive media, Gaussian statistics are usually invoked to describe the field distribution and subsequently determine the polarization distribution. However, it has been shown that various types of globally unpolarized field distributions can arise in practice, and that second order polarization correlations can be used as a means for discriminating these various ensembles. We examine polarization correlations as they relate to the thickness and morphological structure of bulk scattering media. We also comment on the usefulness of the complex degree of mutual polarization as a discriminator in this regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6254, Seventh International Conference on Correlation Optics, 625401 (14 June 2006);
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J. Ellis, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
A. Dogariu, College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6254:
Seventh International Conference on Correlation Optics
Oleg V. Angelsky, Editor(s)

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