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Yang et al. 2011

Yang, P., M. Wendisch, L. Bi, G. Kattawar, M. Mishchenko, and Y. Hu, 2011: Dependence of extinction cross-section on incident polarization state and particle orientation. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 112, 2035-2039, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2011.04.012.

This note reports on the effects of the polarization state of an incident quasi-monochromatic parallel beam of radiation and the orientation of a hexagonal ice particle with respect to the incident direction on the extinction process. When the incident beam is aligned with the six-fold rotational symmetry axis, the extinction is independent of the polarization state of the incident light. For other orientations, the extinction cross-section for linearly polarized light can be either larger or smaller than its counterpart for an unpolarized incident beam. Therefore, the attenuation of a quasi-monochromatic radiation beam by an ice cloud depends on the polarization state of the beam if ice crystals within the cloud are not randomly oriented. Furthermore, a case study of the extinction of light by a quartz particle is also presented to illustrate the dependence of the extinction cross-section on the polarization state of the incident light.

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@article{ya05100g,
  author={Yang, P. and Wendisch, M. and Bi, L. and Kattawar, G. and Mishchenko, M. and Hu, Y.},
  title={Dependence of extinction cross-section on incident polarization state and particle orientation},
  year={2011},
  journal={J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer},
  volume={112},
  pages={2035--2039},
  doi={10.1016/j.jqsrt.2011.04.012},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ya05100g
AU  - Yang, P.
AU  - Wendisch, M.
AU  - Bi, L.
AU  - Kattawar, G.
AU  - Mishchenko, M.
AU  - Hu, Y.
PY  - 2011
TI  - Dependence of extinction cross-section on incident polarization state and particle orientation
JA  - J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer
VL  - 112
SP  - 2035
EP  - 2039
DO  - 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2011.04.012
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