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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 76–81

Narrow-beam propagation in a two-dimensional scattering medium

Y. A. Ilyushin and V. P. Budak  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 76-81 (2011)

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The problem of narrow-beam propagation in a medium with highly anisotropic scattering is considered within radiative transfer theory. A novel solution of the radiative transfer equation within small-angle approximation, accounting for the path length spread, is presented. A new stable numerical algorithm for the simulation of a narrow beam is developed and applied to a narrow beam in a two-dimensional scattering medium. A truly three-dimensional version of the proposed approach is formulated.

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OCIS Codes
(010.3310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Laser beam transmission
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: November 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2010
Published: January 5, 2011

Y. A. Ilyushin and V. P. Budak, "Narrow-beam propagation in a two-dimensional scattering medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 76-81 (2011)

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