Experimental test of the reduced effective velocity of light in a diffuse medium

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Abstract

A theory of pulse propagation in a diffuse medium recently developed by Ishimaru [J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 1045 (1978)] predicts that the effective velocity of the diffuse light in a random distribution of scatterers is (formula presented) of the light velocity in the homogeneous medium surrounding the scatterers. We present an experimental study of this reduced effective velocity of diffuse light using a picosecond Kerr-effect ultrafast shutter. The results show that the slowing rate is close to the theoretically predicted value of (formula presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Experimental test of the reduced effective velocity of light in a diffuse medium. / Shimizu, Koichi.

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