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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 2595–2600

Angular spectrum of light transmitted through turbid media: theory and experiment

Alexander A. Kokhanovsky, Reiner Weichert, Michael Heuer, and Wolfgang Witt  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 16, pp. 2595-2600 (2001)

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Measurements of the angular spectrum of light transmitted through turbid slabs with monodispersions of polystyrene spheres have been performed. The results obtained are compared with theoretical calculations, based on the small-angle approximation of the radiative transfer theory. The experimental data and the theoretical results coincide with a high accuracy, which allows us to develop the laser diffraction spectroscopy of optically thick light-scattering layers.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(120.5820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Scattering measurements
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

Original Manuscript: June 26, 2000
Revised Manuscript: January 2, 2001
Published: June 1, 2001

Alexander A. Kokhanovsky, Reiner Weichert, Michael Heuer, and Wolfgang Witt, "Angular spectrum of light transmitted through turbid media: theory and experiment," Appl. Opt. 40, 2595-2600 (2001)

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