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Mishchenko et al. 2004

Mishchenko, M.I., J.W. Hovenier, and D.W. Mackowski, 2004: Single scattering by a small volume element. J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A, 21, 71-87, doi:10.1364/JOSAA.21.000071.

Starting from first principles, we present a detailed analysis of the concept of single scattering of light by a small volume element filled with sparsely and randomly positioned particles. We first derive the formulas of the far-field single-scattering approximation, which treats the volume element as a single scatterer, and discuss its range of applicability, using for illustration exact T-matrix results for randomly oriented two-sphere clusters. Our second approach is to treat the volume element as a small cloud of particles and apply the so-called first-order-scattering approximation. We demonstrate that although the two approaches are based on somewhat different sets of assumptions, they give essentially the same result for the electromagnetic response of a sufficiently distant polarization-sensitive detector.

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@article{mi08800u,
  author={Mishchenko, M. I. and Hovenier, J. W. and Mackowski, D. W.},
  title={Single scattering by a small volume element},
  year={2004},
  journal={J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A},
  volume={21},
  pages={71--87},
  doi={10.1364/JOSAA.21.000071},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - mi08800u
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
AU  - Hovenier, J. W.
AU  - Mackowski, D. W.
PY  - 2004
TI  - Single scattering by a small volume element
JA  - J. Opt. Soc. Amer. A
VL  - 21
SP  - 71
EP  - 87
DO  - 10.1364/JOSAA.21.000071
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