Electromagnetic scattering by discrete random media. IV: Coherent backscattering

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Doicu, A., and M. Mishchenko (2019), Electromagnetic scattering by discrete random media. IV: Coherent backscattering, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 236, 106565, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.07.008.
Abstract: 

The problem of backscattering of light by a discrete random medium illuminated by an obliquely incident plane electromagnetic wave is considered. The analysis is performed in a linear-polarization basis and includes (i) a complete derivation of the cross reflection matrix for a layer with densely and sparsely distributed particles, (ii) the design of an approximate method for computing the ladder and cross reflection matrices in the case of a semi-infinite medium with a sparse distribution of particles, (iii) the derivation of the relations between the elements of the ladder and cross reflection matrices in the exact backscattering direction for dense and sparse media, and (iv) the development of practical algorithms for solving the underlying integral equations by the method of Picard iterations and the discrete ordinate method. Simulation results for particles with large size parameters are also presented.

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Radiation Science Program (RSP)