Backscattered stokes parameters from a semi-infinite rayleigh-scattering medium exposed to a laser
44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006
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Collection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
The backscattered radiation from medium exposed to a polarized laser beam is the focus of this work. In a previous study, the spatially-varying reflection matrix for a Rayleigh scattering, semi-infinitemedium exposed to a normally directed, Gaussian beam was analyzed. The method of analysis was the integral transform method and a modified Ambarzumian's method. In this study, the spatially-varying reflection matrix is used to produce the distribution of backscattered radiation emergent from the medium for linearly and circularly polarized incident radiation. A circularly polarized incident beam produces a radially-varying distribution, while a linearly polarized beam produces a distribution that has both radial and azimuthal variation. Graphical results are presented, and comparisons are made to limiting values and experimental observations.
Laser applications, Azimuthal variation, Gaussian beam, Polarized laser, Backscattering, Light polarization, Parameter estimation, Polarization, Rayleigh scattering, Reflection
Engineering | Mechanical Engineering
Donald W. Mueller Jr. and A L. Crosbie (2006).
Backscattered stokes parameters from a semi-infinite rayleigh-scattering medium exposed to a laser. Collection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting.19, 14313-14328.Presented at 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006, Reno, NV.