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Similarity relations in multiple scattering through turbid media: a Monte Carlo evaluation
Author(s): Laurent Servant; Eric Tinet; Sigrid Avrillier; F. Carmona
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the validity and the precision of scaling principles which can be used to transform problems of radiative transfer in media that scatter anisotropically (g does not equal 0, g being the mean cosine of the scattering angle) to equivalent isotropic problems (g equals 0). A Monte Carlo model is used to calculate the reflection (R) and the transmission (T) factors for a collimated incident beam on an anisotropically scattering media, for a wide range of absorption ((kappa) ) and scattering ((sigma) ) coefficients per unit length. The results (R,T) obtained for anisotropic scatterers (g does not equal 0, (kappa) , (sigma) ) are systematically compared to those (R', T') obtained in the case of the equivalent isotropic configuration (g' equals 0, (kappa) ', (sigma) ') as deduced from the similarity relations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154817
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Laurent Servant, Ctr. de Recherche Paul Pascal/CNRS (Canada)
Eric Tinet, Univ. de Paris XIII (France)
Sigrid Avrillier, Univ. de Paris XIII (France)
F. Carmona, Ctr. de Recherche Paul Pascal/CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1968:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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