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  • Vol. 52, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1962
  • pp: 797–799

Approximation Formula for Forward Scattering

RUDOLF B. PENNDORF  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 52, Issue 7, pp. 797-799 (1962)

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By using the cross-section theorem an approximation formula is derived for the scattering of light in the forward direction. It is valid for spherical aerosols if the radius of the particles is larger than the wavelength of the incident light.

RUDOLF B. PENNDORF, "Approximation Formula for Forward Scattering," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 52, 797-799 (1962)

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  1. H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1957).
  2. R. Penndorf and B. Goldberg, Tables of Light Scattering Functions (unpublished manuscript, 1953).
  3. Here and in the following equations, the prime indicates that the parameters are based on the validity of Eq. (8).
  4. R. Penndorf, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 1010 (1957).
  5. M. Kerker, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 45, 1081 (1955).
  6. R. Penndorf, J. Phys. Chem. 62, 1537 (1958).
  7. M. Kerker and E. Matijevic, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 51, 87 (1961).

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