We report on measurements in transmission of the speckle produced by scattering liquid media: diluted milk and water solutions of polystyrene-microspheres of different diameters. The speckle size is affected not only by scattering parameters such as the optical thickness, but also by the dimensions of the scatters. From the speckle measurement, we propose a method to differentiate media. Moreover, a calculation of the transmitted light profile by Monte Carlo simulation allowed us to get a better insight on the speckle size evolution versus scattering.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
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