Two-Dimensional Rayleigh Scattering in a Semi-Infinite Cylindrical Medium Exposed to a Laser Beam
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 with second order Legendre phase function scattering. The incident radiation is collimated, normal to the top surface, and is dependent only on the radial coordinate. Boundary conditions which vary as a Bessel function and as a Gaussian distribution are investigated. The Gaussian distribution approximates a laser beam. Numerical results are presented in graphical and tabular forms for a Rayleigh scattering medium. The results are compared with those of isotropic scattering. © 1983.
A. L. Crosbie and R. L. Dougherty, "Two-Dimensional Rayleigh Scattering in a Semi-Infinite Cylindrical Medium Exposed to a Laser Beam," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Elsevier, Jan 1983.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/0022-4073(83)90063-8
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