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  • Vol. 58, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1968
  • pp: 52–56

Mueller Scattering Matrix of Sea Water

GEORGE F. BEARDSLEYJR.  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 58, Issue 1, pp. 52-56 (1968)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.58.000052


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Abstract

The Mueller phase matrices of sea water were measured at scattering angles of 20°, 30° … 130° for ocean water, coastal water, harbor water, and river water. The measurements were made with a modified Brice-Phoenix light-scattering photometer. The measured phase matrices exhibit strong forward scattering, and the polarization is comparable in form to that due to Rayleigh scatterers but reaches a maximum value in the range 40%–70%. The matrices are also strongly diagonal and approximate the theoretical Mie scattering matrices for spheres.

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GEORGE F. BEARDSLEYJR., "Mueller Scattering Matrix of Sea Water," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 52-56 (1968)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-58-1-52


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