Title

Influence of Refractive Index on the Two-Dimensional Back-Scattering of a Laser Beam

Alternative Title

Asymptotic solutions

Abstract

Two-dimensional scattering in a semi-infinite cylindrical medium with refractive index greater than unity is investigated. The incident radiation is collimated and normal to the surface of the medium and depends only on the radial coordinate. The back-scattered intensity is shown to satisfy a two-dimensional linear integral equation. The kernel of this integral equation is the back-scattered intensity from a medium with a refractive index of unity. The single and double scattering results are obtained. Also, the solution for a strongly anisotropic phase function which is made up of a spike in the forward direction superimposed on an otherwise isotropic phase function is expressed in terms of the isotropic results. © 1988.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1988 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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