Title

Anisotropy of the Lateral Scattering of Linearly Polarized Light

Abstract

This study demonstrates how lateral scattering is affected by particle distribution and by optical depth, in the direction of the incident linearly polarized light. Previous publications have linked only scattering particle size to lateral scattering anisotropy. This presentation indicates that the anisotropy apparently disappears for optical depths of approximately 10 and greater if the scattering is produced by uniformly sized particles. In addition, for at least one particle distribution (latex paint in water), this anisotropy does not appear regardless of the optical depth.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1989 SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering, All rights reserved.

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