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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Jul. 30, 2009

Nonscalar elastic light scattering from continuous random media in the Born approximation

Jeremy D. Rogers, İlker R. Çapoğlu, and Vadim Backman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 12, pp. 1891-1893 (2009)

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A three-parameter model based on the Whittle–Matérn correlation family is used to describe continuous random refractive-index fluctuations. The differential scattering cross section is derived from the index correlation function using nonscalar scattering formulas within the Born approximation. Parameters such as scattering coefficient, anisotropy factor, and spectral dependence are derived from the differential scattering cross section for this general class of functions.

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(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Original Manuscript: February 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2009
Published: June 12, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Jeremy D. Rogers, İlker R. Çapoğlu, and Vadim Backman, "Nonscalar elastic light scattering from continuous random media in the Born approximation," Opt. Lett. 34, 1891-1893 (2009)

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