Broadband enhanced backscattering spectroscopy of strongly scattering media
We report on a new experimental method for enhanced backscattering spectroscopy (EBS) of strongly scattering media over a bandwidth from 530-1000 nm. The instrument consists of a supercontinuum light source and an angle-dependent detection system using a fiber-coupled grating spectrometer. Using a combination of two setups, the backscattered intensity is obtained over a large angular range and using circularly polarized light. We present broadband EBS of a TiO2 powder and of a strongly scattering porous GaP layer. In combination with theoretical model fits, the EBS system yields the optical transport mean free path over the available spectral window.