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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2006
  • pp: 4459–4463

Weak localization of electromagnetic waves and opposition phenomena exhibited by high-albedo atmosphereless solar system objects

Michael I. Mishchenko, Vera K. Rosenbush, and Nikolai N. Kiselev  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 18, pp. 4459-4463 (2006)

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The totality of new and previous optical observations of a class of high-albedo solar system objects at small phase angles reveals a unique combination of extremely narrow brightness and polarization features centered at exactly the opposition. The specific morphological parameters of these features provide an almost unequivocal evidence that they are caused by the renowned effect of coherent backscattering.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

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Original Manuscript: November 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2006

Michael I. Mishchenko, Vera K. Rosenbush, and Nikolai N. Kiselev, "Weak localization of electromagnetic waves and opposition phenomena exhibited by high-albedo atmosphereless solar system objects," Appl. Opt. 45, 4459-4463 (2006)

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