Poynting-Stokes tensor and radiative transfer in discrete random media: the microphysical paradigm.

  title={Poynting-Stokes tensor and radiative transfer in discrete random media: the microphysical paradigm.},
  author={Michael I. Mishchenko},
  journal={Optics express},
  volume={18 19},
This paper solves the long-standing problem of establishing the fundamental physical link between the radiative transfer theory and macroscopic electromagnetics in the case of elastic scattering by a sparse discrete random medium. The radiative transfer equation (RTE) is derived directly from the macroscopic Maxwell equations by computing theoretically the appropriately defined so-called Poynting-Stokes tensor carrying information on both the direction, magnitude, and polarization… CONTINUE READING


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