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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2004
  • pp: 5512–5522

Numerical simulation of light backscattering by spheres with off-center inclusion. Application to the lidar case

Vadim Griaznov, Igor Veselovskii, Paolo Di Girolamo, Belay Demoz, and David N. Whiteman  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 29, pp. 5512-5522 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.005512


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Abstract

A Mie backscattering model for spherical particles with off-center inclusion has been developed and tested. The program is capable of dealing with size parameter values up to ∼1000, thus allowing one to simulate the optical behavior of a large variety of atmospheric aerosols, as well as cloud and precipitation particles. On the basis of this model, we simulated the optical properties of polydisperse composite atmospheric particles as observed by ground-based and airborne lidar systems. We have characterized optical properties in terms of host and inclusion radii, considering water particles with different composition inclusions. The performed modeling provides some insight into the so-called lidar bright- and dark-band phenomenon.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(280.1310) Remote sensing and sensors : Atmospheric scattering
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2004
Published: October 10, 2004

Citation
Vadim Griaznov, Igor Veselovskii, Paolo Di Girolamo, Belay Demoz, and David N. Whiteman, "Numerical simulation of light backscattering by spheres with off-center inclusion. Application to the lidar case," Appl. Opt. 43, 5512-5522 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-29-5512


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