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Mishchenko 2018

Mishchenko, M.I., 2018: "Independent" and "dependent" scattering by particles in a multi-particle group. OSA Continuum, 1, no. 1, 243-260, doi:10.1364/OSAC.1.000243.

The terms "independent" and "dependent" scattering are ubiquitous in the phenomenological discipline of light scattering by particulate media. Yet there is a wide range of ad hoc definitions of these terms, many of which are vague and conceptually inconsequential. In this paper we perform a first-principles analysis of these terms based on the rigorous volume-integral-equation formulation of electromagnetic scattering. We argue that scattering by a multi-particle group can be called independent if certain optical observables for the entire group can be expressed in appropriate single-particle observables. Otherwise one deals with the dependent scattering regime. The prime (and perhaps the only) examples of independent scattering are scattering scenarios described by the first-order-scattering approximation and the first-principles radiative transfer theory.

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  author={Mishchenko, M. I.},
  title={"Independent" and "dependent" scattering by particles in a multi-particle group},
  journal={OSA Continuum},

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ID  - mi03420j
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
PY  - 2018
TI  - "Independent" and "dependent" scattering by particles in a multi-particle group
JA  - OSA Continuum
VL  - 1
IS  - 1
SP  - 243
EP  - 260
DO  - 10.1364/OSAC.1.000243
ER  -

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