Changes in the state of polarization of a random electromagnetic beam propagating through tissue

Wanrong Gao, Olga Korotkova

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Abstract

Based on the recently proposed unified theory of coherence and polarization of random electromagnetic beams, we have derived formulae describing changes in the state of polarization of a random electromagnetic beam propagating through tissue. A so-called electromagnetic Gaussian Schell-model beam is used to illustrate the theory. The results may find possible applications in tissue imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)474-478
Number of pages5
JournalOptics Communications
Volume270
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Random electromagnetic beam
  • State of polarization
  • Tissue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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