Spatial evolution of depolarization in homogeneous turbid media within the differential Mueller matrix formalism

Naman Agarwal, Jiho Yoon, Enric Garcia-Caurel, Tatiana Novikova, Jean Charles Vanel, Angelo Pierangelo, Alexander Bykov, Alexey Popov, Igor Meglinski, Razvigor Ossikovski

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Abstract

We show, through visible-range Mueller polarimetry, as well as numerical simulations, that the depolarization in a homogeneous turbid medium consisting of submicron spherical particles follows a parabolic law with the path-length traveled by light through the medium. This result is in full agreement with the phenomenological theory of the fluctuating medium within the framework of the differential Mueller matrix formalism. We further found that the standard deviations of the fluctuating elementary polarization properties of the medium depend linearly on the concentration of particles. These findings are believed to be useful for the phenomenological interpretation of polari-metric experiments, with special emphasis on biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5634-5637
JournalOptics Letters
Volume40
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Agarwal, N., Yoon, J., Garcia-Caurel, E., Novikova, T., Vanel, J. C., Pierangelo, A., Bykov, A., Popov, A., Meglinski, I., & Ossikovski, R. (2015). Spatial evolution of depolarization in homogeneous turbid media within the differential Mueller matrix formalism. Optics Letters, 40(23), 5634-5637. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.40.005634