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Limiting cases of the small-angle scattering approximation solutions for the propagation of laser beams in anisotropic scattering mediaThe propagation of photons in a medium with strongly anisotropic scattering is a problem with a considerable history. Like the propagation of electrons in metal foils, it may be solved in the small-angle scattering approximation by the use of Fourier-transform techniques. In certain limiting cases, one may even obtain analytic expressions. This paper presents some of these results in a model-independent form and also illustrates them by the use of four different phase-function models. Sample calculations are provided for comparison purposes
Document ID
19820033459
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Box, M. A. (Institute for Atmospheric Optics and Remote Sensing Hampton, VA, United States)
Deepak, A. (Institute for Atmospheric Optics and Remote Sensing Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1981
Publication Information
Publication: Optical Society of America
Subject Category
LASERS AND MASERS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-33135
CONTRACT_GRANT: DAAK11-79-C-0100
Distribution Limits
Public
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