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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1984
  • pp: 3353–3362

Four-flux models to solve the scattering transfer equation in terms of Lorenz-Mie parameters

B. Maheu, J. N. Letoulouzan, and G. Gouesbet  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 19, pp. 3353-3362 (1984)

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The radiative transfer equation in nonemitting media is solved using a four-flux model in the case of Lorenz-Mie scatter centers embedded in a slab. The various coefficients of absorption and scattering appearing in the theory are nonphenomenological but expressed in terms of quantities available from the Lorenz-Mie framework. Formulas for the various transmittances and reflectances are established. Special cases are then discussed, and (potential or actual) applications reported.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 23, 1983
Published: October 1, 1984

B. Maheu, J. N. Letoulouzan, and G. Gouesbet, "Four-flux models to solve the scattering transfer equation in terms of Lorenz-Mie parameters," Appl. Opt. 23, 3353-3362 (1984)

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