Probability Distribution of Multiple Scattered Light Measured in Total Transmission

Johannes F. de Boer, M. C. W. van Rossum, Meint P. van Albada, Th. M. Nieuwenhuizen, Ad Lagendijk

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We report the first measurement of the distribution function of the fluctuations on the total transmission of multiple scattered light. The shape of the distribution is predominantly Gaussian. A non-Gaussian contribution to the distribution function is found, caused by correlation in the cubed intensity. The scattering diagrams responsible for this new correlation are calculated without free parameters, and a good agreement is found between experiment and theory.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2567-2570
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1994

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