Two-Dimensional Isotropic Scattering in a Finite Thick Cylindrical Medium Exposed to a Laser Beam
Graphical and tabular results are presented for the back-scattered intensity from a finite two-dimensional cylindrical medium exposed to a Gaussian beam of radiation. Also, results for the source function and flux at the boundaries are presented. The influence of optical thickness and albedo are most pronounced at large optical radii. The semi-infinite results can be used to approximate the finite case for small optical radii. Ranges for single, double, and multiple scattering are discussed. For locations far from the incident beam, the results can be expressed in terms of universal functions independent of beam size. A method is presented for extending the isotropic results to the anisotropic case where the phase function is made up of a spike superimposed on an otherwise isotropic phase function. © 1982.
A. L. Crosbie and R. L. Dougherty, "Two-Dimensional Isotropic Scattering in a Finite Thick Cylindrical Medium Exposed to a Laser Beam," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Elsevier, Jan 1982.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-4073(82)90135-2
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