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Analytical multiple-scattering extension of the Mie theory: The LIDAR equation

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Flesia, Cristina
Schwendimann, P.
Published in Applied Physics. B, Lasers and Optics. 1995, vol. 60, no. 4, p. 331-334
Abstract Multiple scattering of light in aerosol media is described in a simple picture within the framework of Mie theory. Our approach leads to an analytical expression of then-fold scattered electromagnetic field and then to an analytical derivation of multiple-scattering LIDAR equation form transport theory. This approach differs from both the descriptions of multiple scattering based on the approximation of radiative-tranfer theory and from statistical approaches mainly based on Monte-Carlo calculations. The physical quantities of interest are expressed by straightforward generalization of the corresponding single-scattering quantities. Therefore, the multiple-scattering contributions are calculated without losing the advantage of working with analytical expression in the frame of Mie theory.
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FLESIA, Cristina, SCHWENDIMANN, P. Analytical multiple-scattering extension of the Mie theory: The LIDAR equation. In: Applied Physics. B, Lasers and Optics, 1995, vol. 60, n° 4, p. 331-334. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:93178

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