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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 13637–13642

Successive order, multiple scattering of two-term Henyey-Greenstein phase functions

Nick Pfeiffer and Glenn H. Chapman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13637-13642 (2008)

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An analytic solution to the problem of determining photon direction after successive scatterings in an infinite, homogeneous, isotropic medium, where each scattering event is in accordance with a two-term Henyey-Greenstein phase function, is presented and compared against Monte Carlo simulation results. The photon direction is described by a probability density function of the dot product of the initial direction and the direction after multiple scattering events, and it is found that such a probability density function can be represented as a weighted series of one-term Henyey-Greenstein phase functions.

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(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: June 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 13, 2008
Published: August 20, 2008

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Nick Pfeiffer and Glenn H. Chapman, "Successive order, multiple scattering of two-term Henyey-Greenstein phase functions," Opt. Express 16, 13637-13642 (2008)

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