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Scaling relations for propagation of stationary light beam through turbid media
Author(s): Valerii S. Remizovich; Dmitrii B. Rogozkin; Shamil A. Shekhmametyev
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Paper Abstract

The transmission of a stationary beam of optical radiation through a thick layer of a turbid medium with strongly anisotropic scattering (sea water, turbid atmosphere, clouds, etc.) is considered. To describe the process of light propagation the procedure of the self-consistent renormalization of the photon diffusion coefficient in the radiative transfer equation is proposed. This approach enables one to obtain simple analytical equations for the parameters of the radiance distribution (the angular width and the polar angle corresponding to the apparent peak of the radiance) and the total flux of radiation. In the case of power-law phase functions the self-consistent method results in the novel scaling relations between the radiance parameters and optical coefficients of turbid media. The results obtained are convenient for practical applications in turbid atmosphere and sea water.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1968, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing II, (15 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154818
Show Author Affiliations
Valerii S. Remizovich, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and International Institute of Physics (Russia)
Dmitrii B. Rogozkin, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russia)
Shamil A. Shekhmametyev, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and International Institute of Physics (Russia)

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

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