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On Monte Carlo for nonspherical and chiral particles
Author(s): Piero Bruscaglioni; Samuele Del Bianco; Fabrizio Martelli; Giovanni Zaccanti; G. Bazzini; Marco Gai; Andrea Ismaelli
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Paper Abstract

The paper addresses the problem of extending conventional Monte Carlo procedures to cases of multiple scattering in media with suspensions of non-spherical or chiral particles. Extinction coefficients of the media depend on polarization of radiation. Along the propagation path polarization of radiation changes, unless the field is polarized according to one of two particular modes. The relationship between these modes and the elements of the amplitude scattering matrix for the type of particle is shown by means of a simple formalism, tested with reference to simple shapes and orientation of the particles. Some possibilities for extending Monte Carlo procedures are suggested. A case of small chiral spheres is considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5829, 13th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments, (17 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617449
Show Author Affiliations
Piero Bruscaglioni, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Samuele Del Bianco, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Fabrizio Martelli, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Giovanni Zaccanti, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
G. Bazzini, ASPER (Italy)
Marco Gai, ASPER (Italy)
Andrea Ismaelli, ASPER (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5829:
13th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments
Anatoli G. Borovoi, Editor(s)

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