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Title: Multiple scattering of polarized light in a turbid medium

Abstract

It is shown that multiple scattering of polarized light in a turbid medium can be represented as independent propagation of three basic modes: intensity and linearly and circularly polarized modes. Weak interaction between the basic modes can be described by perturbation theory and gives rise to 'overtones' (additional polarization modes). Transport equations for the basic and additional modes are derived from a vector radiative transfer equation. Analytical solutions to these equations are found in the practically important cases of diffusive light propagation and small-angle multiple scattering. The results obtained are in good agreement with experimental and numerical results and provide an explanation for the experimentally observed difference in depolarization between linearly and circularly polarized waves.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. State University, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21072524
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1134/S1063776107020161; Copyright (c) 2007 Nauka/Interperiodica; Article Copyright (c) 2007 Pleiades Publishing, Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; DEPOLARIZATION; EQUATIONS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION; MULTIPLE SCATTERING; PERTURBATION THEORY; POLARIZATION; RADIANT HEAT TRANSFER; TRANSPORT THEORY; VECTORS; VISIBLE RADIATION; WEAK INTERACTIONS

Citation Formats

Gorodnichev, E. E., E-mail: gorodn@theor.mephi.ru, Kuzovlev, A. I., and Rogozkin, D. B. Multiple scattering of polarized light in a turbid medium. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063776107020161.
Gorodnichev, E. E., E-mail: gorodn@theor.mephi.ru, Kuzovlev, A. I., & Rogozkin, D. B. Multiple scattering of polarized light in a turbid medium. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063776107020161.
Gorodnichev, E. E., E-mail: gorodn@theor.mephi.ru, Kuzovlev, A. I., and Rogozkin, D. B. Sun . "Multiple scattering of polarized light in a turbid medium". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063776107020161.
@article{osti_21072524,
title = {Multiple scattering of polarized light in a turbid medium},
author = {Gorodnichev, E. E., E-mail: gorodn@theor.mephi.ru and Kuzovlev, A. I. and Rogozkin, D. B.},
abstractNote = {It is shown that multiple scattering of polarized light in a turbid medium can be represented as independent propagation of three basic modes: intensity and linearly and circularly polarized modes. Weak interaction between the basic modes can be described by perturbation theory and gives rise to 'overtones' (additional polarization modes). Transport equations for the basic and additional modes are derived from a vector radiative transfer equation. Analytical solutions to these equations are found in the practically important cases of diffusive light propagation and small-angle multiple scattering. The results obtained are in good agreement with experimental and numerical results and provide an explanation for the experimentally observed difference in depolarization between linearly and circularly polarized waves.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063776107020161},
journal = {Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics},
number = 2,
volume = 104,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}