Temporal gating in highly scattering media by the degree of optical polarization

S. G. Demos, R. R. Alfano

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Abstract

The temporal profiles of polarized laser pulses propagating through a scattering medium differ for scattered light parallel and perpendicular to the incident polarization. The degree of polarization is conserved over 100 ps after the arrival of the ballistic component. This observation can be used as a time gate for the early portion of the scattered light, reducing the diffusive component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume21
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 15 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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