Theory of weak scattering of stochastic electromagnetic fields from deterministic and random media

Zhisong Tong, Olga Korotkova

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The theory of scattering of scalar stochastic fields from deterministic and random media is generalized to the electromagnetic domain under the first-order Born approximation. The analysis allows for determining the changes in spectrum, coherence, and polarization of electromagnetic fields produced on their propagation from the source to the scattering volume, interaction with the scatterer, and propagation from the scatterer to the far field. An example of scattering of a field produced by a δ-correlated partially polarized source and scattered from a δ-correlated medium is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number033836
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 29 2010


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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