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Light scattering by nonspherical particles: some practical aspects
Author(s): Victor G. Farafonov; Vladimir Il'in; Nikolai V. Voshchinnikov; M. S. Prokopjeva
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Real scatterers are known to usually have complex shape and some structure. Therefore, to perform light scattering simulations, one should specify their models and select proper computational methods. To help in solution of these problems, we have created an internet cite DOP (Database of Optical Properties of non-spherical particles). The currnet content of the DOP (optical constants, reviews and bibliographies, codes, etc.) is briefly described. A special attention is paid to recently developed fast methods and codes to treat light scattering by non-spherical inhomogeneous particles using the layered models. First results of application of these tools to comparable study of the optical properties of layered particles and particles with inclusions are presented.

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Date Published: 17 March 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5829, 13th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments, (17 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617313
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Victor G. Farafonov, St. Petersburg State Univ. of Aerocosmic Instrumentation (Russia)
Vladimir Il'in, St. Petersburg Univ. (Russia)
Nikolai V. Voshchinnikov, St. Petersburg Univ. (Russia)
M. S. Prokopjeva, St. Petersburg Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5829:
13th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments

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