We present a broadband technique for the measurement of diffuse light transport through opaque scattering media. Using the spectral correlations introduced by a scattering medium onto a white-light supercontinuum spectrum, the diffusion constant of light is determined over a wide spectral range in the visible and the near IR. Independent broadband measurements of both the transport mean free path and the diffusion constant are used to calculate the spectral dependence of the energy velocity in a porous GaP slab. Broadband correlation spectroscopy is found to be an excellent tool for the characterization of random scattering media.

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Opt. Lett.

Muskens, O. L, & Lagendijk, A. (2009). Method for broadband spectroscopy of light transport through opaque scattering media. Opt. Lett., 34, 395–397. doi:10.1364/OL.34.000395