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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.


Zhisong Tong, and Olga Korotkova, Physical Review A, 82, 033836, 2010. "Copyright © 2010 by the American Physical Society.”

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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.82.033836

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