A special form of anisotropic scattering phase function is shown to provide an exact solution of the characteristic equation for radiation transfer at depth within a scattering and absorbing medium. The solution is the Henyey-Greenstein function, the degree of extension of which depends on the albedo for single scattering and on the parameter of the phase function. Good applicability of the formulas obtained for a description of integral parameters of light fields in the seawater depth has been demonstrated.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 8, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988
Vladimir I. Haltrin, "Exact solution of the characteristic equation for transfer in the anisotropically scattering and absorbing medium," Appl. Opt. 27, 599-602 (1988)