Abstract

A closure hypothesis is required to truncate the hierarchy of equations resulting from the conditional ensemble average of the multiple-scattering equations for coherent wave propagation in discrete random media. In this Letter the method of smoothing is used to construct a systematic sequence of closure hypotheses These include the quasi-crystalline approximation as a special case. The smoothing closure hypotheses include some of the multiple scattering neglected by the quasi-crystalline approximation. They are therefore expected to improve predictions of the attenuation coefficient of the coherent field at intermediate particle concentrations.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Analytical approximations in multiple scattering of electromagnetic waves by aligned dielectric spheroids

Chi O. Ao and Jin A. Kong
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19(6) 1145-1156 (2002)

Radiative wave and cyclical transfer equations for dense nontenuous media

Leung Tsang and Akira Ishimaru
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(12) 2187-2193 (1985)

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

Equations (11)

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