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Mishchenko et al. 2013

Mishchenko, M.I., D.H. Goldstein, J. Chowdhary, and A. Lompado, 2013: Radiative transfer theory verified by controlled laboratory experiments. Opt. Lett., 38, 3522-3525, doi:10.1364/OL.38.003522.

We report the results of high-accuracy controlled laboratory measurements of the Stokes reflection matrix for suspensions of submicrometer-sized latex particles in water and compare them with the results of a numerically exact computer solution of the vector radiative transfer equation (VRTE). The quantitative performance of the VRTE is monitored by increasing the volume packing density of the latex particles from 2% to 10%. Our results indicate that the VRTE can be applied safely to random particulate media with packing densities up to ~2%. VRTE results for packing densities of the order of 5% should be taken with caution, whereas the polarized bidirectional reflectivity of suspensions with larger packing densities cannot be accurately predicted. We demonstrate that a simple modification of the phase matrix entering the VRTE based on the so-called static structure factor can be a promising remedy that deserves further examination.

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BibTeX Citation

  author={Mishchenko, M. I. and Goldstein, D. H. and Chowdhary, J. and Lompado, A.},
  title={Radiative transfer theory verified by controlled laboratory experiments},
  journal={Opt. Lett.},

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RIS Citation

ID  - mi06910w
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
AU  - Goldstein, D. H.
AU  - Chowdhary, J.
AU  - Lompado, A.
PY  - 2013
TI  - Radiative transfer theory verified by controlled laboratory experiments
JA  - Opt. Lett.
VL  - 38
SP  - 3522
EP  - 3525
DO  - 10.1364/OL.38.003522
ER  -

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