## Approximate scalar equations for polarized radiative transfer

JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 7, pp. 1932-1939 (1998)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.15.001932

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### Abstract

An asymptotic analysis of the radiative transfer equation with polarization is developed that leads to a renormalized scalar equation for the total specific intensity of radiation

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**OCIS Codes**

(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics

(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer

(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

(290.5870) Scattering : Scattering, Rayleigh

(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

**History**

Original Manuscript: September 22, 1997

Revised Manuscript: February 17, 1998

Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 1998

Published: July 1, 1998

**Citation**

G. C. Pomraning and N. J. McCormick, "Approximate scalar equations for polarized radiative transfer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A **15**, 1932-1939 (1998)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-15-7-1932

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