We present a new nonperturbative theoretical method for the analytical description of light propagation in random multiscattering media. The method is illustrated through the calculation of an expression that describes optical backscattering from a semi-infinite disordered medium. A companion paper [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A <b>17</b>, 2034 (2000)] compares the theoretical expression with experimental data.
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A. Brodsky, S. R. Thurber, and L. W. Burgess, "Low-coherence interferometry in random media. I. Theory," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 2024-2033 (2000)