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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 2288–2301

Multiple scattering by particles embedded in an absorbing medium. 1. Foldy–Lax equations, order-of-scattering expansion, and coherent field

Michael I. Mishchenko  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 2288-2301 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.002288


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Abstract

This paper presents a systematic analysis of the problem of multiple scattering by a finite group of arbitrarily sized, shaped, and oriented particles embedded in an absorbing, homogeneous, isotropic, and unbounded medium. The volume integral equation is used to derive generalized Foldy–Lax equations and their order-of-scattering form. The far-field version of the Foldy–Lax equations is used to derive the transport equation for the so-called coherent field generated by a large group of sparsely, randomly, and uniformly distributed particles. The differences between the generalized equations and their counterparts describing multiple scattering by particles embedded in a non-absorbing medium are highlighted and discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5620) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiative transfer
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2008
Published: February 1, 2008

Citation
Michael I. Mishchenko, "Multiple scattering by particles embedded in an absorbing medium. 1. Foldy–Lax equations, order-of-scattering expansion, and coherent field," Opt. Express 16, 2288-2301 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-2288


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