The phase of multiply scattered light has recently attracted considerable interest. Coherent backscattering is a striking phenomenon of multiple scattered light in which the coherence of light survives multiple scattering in a random medium and is observable in the direction space as an enhancement of the intensity of backscattered light within a cone around the retroreflection direction. Reciprocity also leads to enhancement of backscattering light in the spatial space. The random medium behaves as a reciprocity mirror which robustly converts a diverging incident beam into a converging backscattering one focusing at a conjugate spot in space. Here we first analyze theoretically this coherentbackscatteringmirror (CBM) phenomenon and then demonstrate the capability of CBM compensating and correcting both static and dynamic phase distortions occurring along the optical path. CBM may offer novel approaches for high speed dynamic phase corrections in optical systems and find applications in sensing and navigation.
Zeylikovich, Iosif and Xu, Min, "Dynamic coherent backscattering mirror" (2016). Physics Faculty Publications. 111.
Zeylikovich, Iosif, and Min Xu. "Dynamic coherent backscattering mirror." AIP advances 6.2 (2016): 025105. DOI 10.1063/1.4941832