Title

Two-Dimensional Linearly Anisotropic Scattering in a Semi-Infinite Cylindrical Medium Exposed to a Laser Beam

Abstract

A modification of Ambarzumian's method is used to develop the integro-differential equations for the source function, flux, and intensity at the boundary of a two-dimensional, semi-infinite cylindrical medium which scatters linearly. The incident radiation is collimated, normal to the top surface of the medium, and is dependent only on the radial coordinate. The radial variation is assumed to be a Bessel function or a Gaussian distribution. The Gaussian boundary condition is used to simulate a laser beam. Numerical results are presented in graphical and tabular forms for both boundary conditions. Results for forward and backward scattering phase functions are compared with those for isotropic scattering. A method is presented for extending these results to the problem of a strongly anisotropic phase function which is made up of a spike in the forward direction superimposed on a linear phase function. © 1982.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1982 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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