Intensity Distributions of Waves Transmitted through a Multiple Scattering Medium
van Rossum, Mark
The distributions of the angular transmission coefficient and of the total transmission are calculated for multiple scattered waves. The calculation is based on a mapping to the known distrribution of eigenvalues of the transmission matrix. The distributions depend on the profile of the incoming beam. The distribution function of the angular transmission has a stretched exponential decay. The total transmission distribution grows log normally wheras it decays exponentially.