Abstract

In a dense distribution of particles, the propagation characteristics of the coherent field are strongly affected by the pair-correlated distributions of scatterers. This paper presents an optical experimental study to show that, when the particle density is greater than about 0.1%, the attenuation constant departs markedly from the formula based on an uncorrelated scatter assumption. It decreases sharply when <i>ka</i> <1, whereas it shows a slight increase when <i>ka</i> ≫ 1. Experimental data are shown for the volume densities ranging from 10<sup>-3</sup> to 40% and ha ranging from 0.529 to 82.793. Comparisons are given with some theoretical calculations.

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L. Tsang, J. A. Kong, and T. Habashy, "Multiple scattering of acoustic waves by random distribution of discrete spherical scatterers with the quasicrystalline and Percus-Yevick approximation," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 71, 552–558 (1982).

1981

1980

A. Ishimaru and R. L.-T. Cheung, "Multiple scattering effects on wave propagation due to rain," Ann. Telecommun. 35, 373–379 (1980).

G. S. Brown, "Coherent wave propagation through a sparse concentration of particles," Radio Sci. 15, 705–710 (1980).

1979

1978

V. Twersky, "Acoustic bulk parameters in distributions of paircorrelated scatterers," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 64, 1710–1719 (1978).

1969

1964

J. B. Keller, "Stochastic equations and wave propagation in random media," Proc. Symp. Appl. Math. 16, 145–170 (1964).

van de Hulst, H. C.

H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (Wiley, New York, 1957), p. 39.

Bringi, V. N.

V. N. Bringi, V. V. Varadan, and V. K. Varadan, "Coherent wave attenuation by a random distribution of particles," Radio Sci. (to be published).

Brown, G. S.

G. S. Brown, "Coherent wave propagation through a sparse concentration of particles," Radio Sci. 15, 705–710 (1980).

Cheung, R. L.-T.

A. Ishimaru and R. L.-T. Cheung, "Multiple scattering effects on wave propagation due to rain," Ann. Telecommun. 35, 373–379 (1980).

Chow, P. L.

P. L. Chow, W. E. Kohler, and G. C. Papanicolaou, Multiple Scattering and Waves in Random Media (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1981).

Habashy, T.

L. Tsang, J. A. Kong, and T. Habashy, "Multiple scattering of acoustic waves by random distribution of discrete spherical scatterers with the quasicrystalline and Percus-Yevick approximation," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 71, 552–558 (1982).

Ishimaru, A.

A. Ishimaru and R. L.-T. Cheung, "Multiple scattering effects on wave propagation due to rain," Ann. Telecommun. 35, 373–379 (1980).

A. Ishimaru, Wave Propagation and Scattering in Random Media (Academic, New York, 1978).

Keller, J. B.

J. B. Keller, "Stochastic equations and wave propagation in random media," Proc. Symp. Appl. Math. 16, 145–170 (1964).

Kohler, W. E.

P. L. Chow, W. E. Kohler, and G. C. Papanicolaou, Multiple Scattering and Waves in Random Media (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1981).

Kong, J. A.

L. Tsang, J. A. Kong, and T. Habashy, "Multiple scattering of acoustic waves by random distribution of discrete spherical scatterers with the quasicrystalline and Percus-Yevick approximation," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 71, 552–558 (1982).

Kratohvill, J. P.

Nelson, H. F.

Newton, R. G.

R. G. Newton, Scattering Theory of Waves and Particles (McGraw-Hill, New York), 1966), p. 28.

Papanicolaou, G. C.

P. L. Chow, W. E. Kohler, and G. C. Papanicolaou, Multiple Scattering and Waves in Random Media (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1981).

Tsang, L.

L. Tsang, J. A. Kong, and T. Habashy, "Multiple scattering of acoustic waves by random distribution of discrete spherical scatterers with the quasicrystalline and Percus-Yevick approximation," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 71, 552–558 (1982).

Twersky, V.

V. Twersky, "Propagation in pair-correlated distributions of small spaced lossy scatterers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 1567–1572 (1979).

V. Twersky, "Acoustic bulk parameters in distributions of paircorrelated scatterers," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 64, 1710–1719 (1978).

Varadan, V. K.

V. N. Bringi, V. V. Varadan, and V. K. Varadan, "Coherent wave attenuation by a random distribution of particles," Radio Sci. (to be published).

Varadan, V. V.

V. N. Bringi, V. V. Varadan, and V. K. Varadan, "Coherent wave attenuation by a random distribution of particles," Radio Sci. (to be published).

Wallace, T. P.

Ann. Telecommun.

A. Ishimaru and R. L.-T. Cheung, "Multiple scattering effects on wave propagation due to rain," Ann. Telecommun. 35, 373–379 (1980).

Appl. Opt.

J. Acoust. Soc. Am.

V. Twersky, "Acoustic bulk parameters in distributions of paircorrelated scatterers," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 64, 1710–1719 (1978).

L. Tsang, J. A. Kong, and T. Habashy, "Multiple scattering of acoustic waves by random distribution of discrete spherical scatterers with the quasicrystalline and Percus-Yevick approximation," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 71, 552–558 (1982).

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

Proc. Symp. Appl. Math.

J. B. Keller, "Stochastic equations and wave propagation in random media," Proc. Symp. Appl. Math. 16, 145–170 (1964).

Radio Sci.

G. S. Brown, "Coherent wave propagation through a sparse concentration of particles," Radio Sci. 15, 705–710 (1980).

Other

P. L. Chow, W. E. Kohler, and G. C. Papanicolaou, Multiple Scattering and Waves in Random Media (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1981).

V. N. Bringi, V. V. Varadan, and V. K. Varadan, "Coherent wave attenuation by a random distribution of particles," Radio Sci. (to be published).

A. Ishimaru, Wave Propagation and Scattering in Random Media (Academic, New York, 1978).

H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (Wiley, New York, 1957), p. 39.

R. G. Newton, Scattering Theory of Waves and Particles (McGraw-Hill, New York), 1966), p. 28.

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