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Measurement and calculation of the two-dimensional backscattering Mueller matrix of a turbid medium

Cameron, Brent D. and Raković, M. J. and Mehrübeoğlu, Mehrübe and Kattawar, George W. and Rastegar, Sohi and Wang, Lihong V. and Coté, Gerard L. (1998) Measurement and calculation of the two-dimensional backscattering Mueller matrix of a turbid medium. Optics Letters, 23 (7). pp. 485-487. ISSN 0146-9592. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170313-132316717

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Abstract

We present both experimental and Monte Carlo–based simulation results for the diffusely backscattered intensity patterns that arise from illumination of a turbid medium with a polarized laser beam. A numerical method that allows the calculation of all 16 elements of the two-dimensional Muller matrix is used; moreover, it is shown that only seven matrix elements are independent. To validate our method, we compared our simulations with experimental measurements, using a turbid medium consisting of 2.02‐µm-diameter polystyrene spheres suspended in deionized water. By varying the incident polarization and the analyzer optics for the experimental measurements, we obtained the diffuse backscattering Mueller matrix elements. The experimental and the numerical results are in good agreement.


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Wang, Lihong V.0000-0001-9783-4383
Additional Information:© 1998 Optical Society of America. Received November 10, 1997. This research was partially supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Texas A&M University; U.S. Office of Naval Research contract N00014-95-1-0275; and the Whitaker Foundation.
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Texas A&M UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-95-1-0275
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Classification Code:OCIS codes: 290.1350, 290.7050, 260.5430
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Official Citation:Brent D. Cameron, M. J. Raković, Mehrübe Mehrübeoǧlu, George W. Kattawar, Sohi Rastegar, Lihong V. Wang, and Gerard L. Coté, "Measurement and calculation of the two-dimensional backscattering Mueller matrix of a turbid medium," Opt. Lett. 23, 485-487 (1998)
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