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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 560–562

Impact of large-angle scattering on diffusively backscattered halos

S. D. Campbell, A. K. O’Connell, G. H. Rutherford, and R. Grobe  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 5, pp. 560-562 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000560


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Abstract

We discuss the impact of large-angle scattering events in highly forward-scattering media on the spatial distribution of the diffusively reflected light. We show that, even for highly forward-scattering media, the reflected light near the incident beam axis is strongly dependent on the small number of large-angle scattering events. Reliable modeling of near-axis reflection thus requires accurate knowledge of the scattering phase function’s behavior at large angles.

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OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: September 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007

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Citation
S. D. Campbell, A. K. O'Connell, G. H. Rutherford, and R. Grobe, "Impact of large-angle scattering on diffusively backscattered halos," Opt. Lett. 32, 560-562 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-5-560

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