The effect of absorption on the diffusion constant of classical waves propagating in media with randomly positioned Mie scatterers is studied. Profound changes including a significant increase in the diffusion constant are found and attributed to the growth of the transport mean free path in the vicinity of Mie resonances.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
D. Livdan and A. A. Lisyansky, "Effect of absorption on the diffusion coefficient of classical waves in random media with microstructure resonances," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2426-2428 (1995)