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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2071–2080

Scattering matrices for large ice crystal particles

Anatoli G. Borovoi and Igor A. Grishin  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 2071-2080 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.20.002071


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Abstract

The problem of light scattering by ice crystal particles whose sizes are essentially larger than the incident wavelength is divided into two parts. First, the scattered field is represented as a set of plane-parallel outgoing beams in the near zone of the particle. Then, in the far zone the scattered field is represented as a result of both diffraction and interference of these beams within the framework of physical optics. A proper ray-tracing algorithm for calculation of the amplitude (Jones) scattering matrix is developed and applied. For large particles, a number of reduced Mueller matrices are introduced and discussed, since the pure Mueller matrix obtained from the Jones matrix becomes a rather cumbersome and quickly oscillating value. Backscattering by hexagonal ice crystals, including polarization properties, is considered in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(290.1310) Scattering : Atmospheric scattering
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

History
Original Manuscript: December 30, 2002
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2003
Published: November 1, 2003

Citation
Anatoli G. Borovoi and Igor A. Grishin, "Scattering matrices for large ice crystal particles," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 2071-2080 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-20-11-2071

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