Abstract

We studied the spectral coherence of an electromagnetic light wave on scattering. It is shown that the spectral degree of coherence of the scattered field of an electromagnetic light wave is closely related to the properties of the scattering medium and the polarization of the incident light wave. In the case of a deterministic scattering medium, the change of the spectral degree of coherence of the scattered field is induced only by the polarization of the incident light wave.

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