Abstract

A multiple-scattering approach is used to solve the radiative transfer equation in order to describe the angular and optical depth dependence of diffuse intensity propagating through an unsupported particulate slab perpendicularly illuminated with unpolarized electromagnetic radiation. Boundary reflections are taken into account for the unscattered radiation, as is each of the successive reflection and scattering orders, which are characterized by corresponding average path-length parameters and forward-scattering ratios. The optical depth dependence of the reflection- and scattering-order coefficients is displayed for given values of the particle size parameter, particle volume fraction, relative refractive index, and optical thickness of the slab. Diffuse intensity patterns at a given optical depth, and the angular dependence of the reflected and transmitted intensities, are also considered.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (77)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription