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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 25 — Dec. 3, 2012
  • pp: 27603–27611

Anomalous diffraction approximation to the light scattering coefficient spectra of marine particles with power-law size distribution

Maciej Matciak  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 25, pp. 27603-27611 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.027603


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Abstract

Based on anomalous diffraction approximation, analytical expressions for the scattering coefficient of marine particles with power-law size distribution in the infinite domain of sizes (0, ∞) were derived. Comparison with the exact Mie solution for the light scattering by spheres indicated that the obtained expressions can describe the relative spectral variability of the scattering coefficient well. This is demonstrated and discussed for the scattering spectra of main types of marine particulates characterized by different optical properties.

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OCIS Codes
(010.4450) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Oceanic optics
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 10, 2012
Published: November 28, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 8, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Maciej Matciak, "Anomalous diffraction approximation to the light scattering coefficient spectra of marine particles with power-law size distribution," Opt. Express 20, 27603-27611 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-25-27603


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