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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1984
  • pp: 110–112

Distribution of intensity in a multiply scattering medium

Roger Dashen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 110-112 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.9.000110


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Abstract

A general form for the distribution of intensity in a medium with a random index of refraction is derived. From it, one can see why the K distribution is phenomenologically useful but also that it requires corrections.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 22, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 1984
Published: April 1, 1984

Citation
Roger Dashen, "Distribution of intensity in a multiply scattering medium," Opt. Lett. 9, 110-112 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-9-4-110


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References

  1. R. Dashen, J. Math. Phys. 20, 894 (1979). [CrossRef]
  2. K. Gochelagvili, V. Shishov, Sov. Phys. JETP 47, 1028 (1978).
  3. D. Bernstein, R. Dashen, S. Flatte (University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif. 95060), preprint.
  4. E. Jakeman, P. Pusey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 40, 546 (1978). [CrossRef]
  5. See, for example, K. Huang, Statistical Mechanics (Wiley, New York, 1963).
  6. This extra term is hard to compute but is generally small; see Ref. 1.

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