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Observation of intensity statistics of light transmitted through 3D random media

Observation of intensity statistics of light transmitted through 3D random media
Observation of intensity statistics of light transmitted through 3D random media
We experimentally observe the spatial intensity statistics of light transmitted through three-dimensional (3D) isotropic scattering media. The intensity distributions measured through layers consisting of zinc oxide nanoparticles differ significantly from the usual Rayleigh statistics associated with speckle and instead are in agreement with the predictions of mesoscopic transport theory, taking into account the known material parameters of the samples. Consistent with the measured spatial intensity fluctuations, the total transmission fluctuates. The magnitude of the fluctuations in the total transmission is smaller than expected on the basis of quasi-one-dimensional (1D) transport theory, which indicates that quasi-1D theories cannot fully describe these open 3D media.
0146-9592
6347-6350
Strudley, Tom
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Mosk, Allard P.
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Mosk, Allard P.
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Strudley, Tom, Akbulut, Duygu, Vos, Willem L., Lagendijk, Ad, Mosk, Allard P. and Muskens, Otto L. (2014) Observation of intensity statistics of light transmitted through 3D random media. Optics Letters, 39 (21), 6347-6350. (doi:10.1364/OL.39.006347).

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We experimentally observe the spatial intensity statistics of light transmitted through three-dimensional (3D) isotropic scattering media. The intensity distributions measured through layers consisting of zinc oxide nanoparticles differ significantly from the usual Rayleigh statistics associated with speckle and instead are in agreement with the predictions of mesoscopic transport theory, taking into account the known material parameters of the samples. Consistent with the measured spatial intensity fluctuations, the total transmission fluctuates. The magnitude of the fluctuations in the total transmission is smaller than expected on the basis of quasi-one-dimensional (1D) transport theory, which indicates that quasi-1D theories cannot fully describe these open 3D media.

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Accepted/In Press date: 29 September 2014
Published date: 31 October 2014
Organisations: Quantum, Light & Matter Group

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Local EPrints ID: 376400
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/376400
ISSN: 0146-9592
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ORCID for Otto L. Muskens: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0693-5504

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Date deposited: 28 Apr 2015 11:48
Last modified: 19 Nov 2019 01:42

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