Abstract

The radiative transfer equation in nonemitting media is solved using a four-flux model in the case of Lorenz-Mie scatter centers embedded in a slab. The various coefficients of absorption and scattering appearing in the theory are nonphenomenological but expressed in terms of quantities available from the Lorenz-Mie framework. Formulas for the various transmittances and reflectances are established. Special cases are then discussed, and (potential or actual) applications reported.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

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