Optical wave propagation in discrete random media with large particles: a treatment of the phase function.

@article{Ito1993OpticalWP,
  title={Optical wave propagation in discrete random media with large particles: a treatment of the phase function.},
  author={Shigeo Ito},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={1652-6}
}
A treatment of the phase function in the radiative transfer equation is discussed for describing optical wave propagation in discrete random media with large particles. Unlike the conventional small-angle approximation, the phase function is normalized so that half of the scattered power is removed from a small angle in the forward direction for large particles with the refractive index not close to unity. With this normalization, an improved small-angle solution of the radiative transfer… CONTINUE READING