The probability density distribution which describes the optical fluctuations of multiply scattered waves is shown to often depend on only a single material parameter and to then be independent of the polarization of the incident light. A simple, all-purpose approximation is derived which describes these optical fluctuations. The theory is confirmed by experiment.
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This work was supported by the Israel Academy of Sciences and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Jerusalem.