Influence of Refractive Index on the Two-Dimensional Back-Scattering of a Laser Beam
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.
A. L. Crosbie and R. L. Dougherty, "Influence of Refractive Index on the Two-Dimensional Back-Scattering of a Laser Beam," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Elsevier, Jan 1988.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-4073(88)90149-5
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