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Mackowski and Mishchenko 1996

Mackowski, D.W., and M.I. Mishchenko, 1996: Calculation of the T matrix and the scattering matrix for ensembles of spheres. J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A, 13, 2266-2277, doi:10.1364/JOSAA.13.002266.

We present a method for determination of the random-orientation polarimetric scattering properties of an arbitrary, non-symmetric cluster of spheres. The method is based on calculation of the cluster T matrix, from which the orientation-averaged scattering matrix and total cross sections can be analytically obtained. An efficient numerical method is developed for the T-matrix calculation, which is faster and requires less computer memory than the alternative approach based on matrix inversion. The method also allows calculation of the random-orientation scattering properties of a cluster in a fraction of the time required for numerical quadrature. Numerical results for the random-orientation scattering matrix are presented for sphere ensembles in the form of densely packed clusters and linear chains.

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@article{ma02400t,
  author={Mackowski, D. W. and Mishchenko, M. I.},
  title={Calculation of the T matrix and the scattering matrix for ensembles of spheres},
  year={1996},
  journal={J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A},
  volume={13},
  pages={2266--2277},
  doi={10.1364/JOSAA.13.002266},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ma02400t
AU  - Mackowski, D. W.
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
PY  - 1996
TI  - Calculation of the T matrix and the scattering matrix for ensembles of spheres
JA  - J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A
VL  - 13
SP  - 2266
EP  - 2277
DO  - 10.1364/JOSAA.13.002266
ER  -

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