Active-subspace analysis of speckle patterns

Mirza Karamehmedović, Mirza Suljagić, Emir Karamehmedović

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Laser speckle measurements have been used to optically characterize samples such as rough surfaces [1] and ensembles of particles [2–4]. The approach relies on linking, theoretically or heuristically, certain statistical properties of the measured speckle pattern with the macroscopic properties of the sample. For example, the mean speckle intensity and the width of the speckle autocorrelation function (the characteristic ‘size’ of the speckle) may be related with the refractive index and concentration of particles in an aerosol. In this talk we present an active-subspace analysis [5] of some statistical parameters of the speckle pattern for laser light transmitted through a water suspension of microparticles. Such analysis can yield directions in the space of macroscopic sample parameters along which the speckle
measurements are the most or the least sensitive. This, in turn, can qualify the obtained estimates of sample parameters in the presence of uncertainty. Our analysis is non-asymptotic, and can therefore also account for suspensions of electrically large particles.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event17th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA - Texas A&M University, College Station, United States
Duration: 4 Mar 20189 Mar 2018
Conference number: 17


Conference17th Electromagnetic and Light Scattering Conference, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
LocationTexas A&M University
CountryUnited States
CityCollege Station
Internet address

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