Title

Two-Dimensional Radiative Back-Scattering from Optically Thick Media

Abstract

The theoretical and experimental results of anisotropic back-scattering from an optically thick medium exposed to a laser beam are presented. The laser beam is incident normal to the upper surface of the scattering medium. Uniformly sized latex particles with diameters ranging from 0. 046 to 0. 35 mu m are used for the scattering centers in a water solution. The results are discussed for back-scattered radiation as a function of optical radius from the laser beam and optical thickness of the scattering medium. The results show that an isotropic scattering solution can be used for large optical radii if one uses effective optical properties. The agreement between theory and experiment is improved when index of refraction effects at the interface are included.

Meeting Name

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Heat Transfer Division, (Publication) HTD (1985, Denver, CO, USA)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.

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