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Electric field Monte Carlo simulation of coherent backscattering of polarized light by turbid medium
Optics Express
  • Min Xu, Fairfield University
  • John Sawicki
  • Nikolas Kastor
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Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
A method for directly simulating coherent backscattering of polarized light by a turbid medium has been developed based on the Electric field Monte Carlo (EMC) method. Electric fields of light traveling in a pair of time-reversed paths are added coherently to simulate their interference. An efficient approach for computing the electric field of light traveling along a time-reversed path is derived and implemented based on the time-reversal symmetry of electromagnetic waves. Coherent backscattering of linearly and circularly polarized light by a turbid medium containing Mie scatterers is then investigated using this method.
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Copyright Optical Society of America 2008

Published Citation
John Sawicki, Nikolas Kastor, and Min Xu. Electric field Monte Carlo simulation of coherent backscattering of polarized light by turbid medium. Optics Express, 16(8):5728-5738, 2008. http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/issue.cfm?volume=16&issue=8
DOI
10.1364/OE.16.005728
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Citation Information
Min Xu, John Sawicki and Nikolas Kastor. "Electric field Monte Carlo simulation of coherent backscattering of polarized light by turbid medium" Optics Express Vol. 16 Iss. 8 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/min_xu/5/