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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2003
  • pp: 4963–4967

Microphysical approach to polarized radiative transfer: extension to the case of an external observation point

Michael I. Mishchenko  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 24, pp. 4963-4967 (2003)

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The self-consistent microphysical approach applied recently to the transfer of polarized radiation inside a volume of anisotropic discrete random medium is extended to the case of an external observation point. Specifically, it is demonstrated that the solution of the vector radiative transfer equation yields all quantities necessary to calculate the response of an external collimated detector of polarized radiation as a function of the detector orientation and position relative to the scattering volume.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(280.1310) Remote sensing and sensors : Atmospheric scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

Original Manuscript: February 11, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 14, 2003
Published: August 20, 2003

Michael I. Mishchenko, "Microphysical approach to polarized radiative transfer: extension to the case of an external observation point," Appl. Opt. 42, 4963-4967 (2003)

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