An analytical solution to polarized lidar return, including multiple scattering from stratified media with large scatters, is developed and discussed.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(000.6800) General : Theoretical physics
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
Eleonora P. Zege and Ludmila I. Chaikovskaya, "Polarization of multiply scattered lidar return from clouds and ocean water," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 1430-1438 (1999)