30 April 2003 Beam propagation in multiple scattering media
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Proceedings Volume 4976, Atmospheric Propagation; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.479193
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
We examine optical beam propagation and scattering in random media using three equations: radiative transfer, Fokker-Planck and Leakeas-Larsen. The Fokker-Planck equation gives a good approximation to the radiative transfer equation for foward peaked scattering phase functions. The Leakeas-Larsen equation gives an even better approximation. The solutions for all three of these equations can be represented as expansions in plane wave modes. Using these plane wave modes, we can compute solutions to these equations in a stable and efficient way.
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Arnold D. Kim, Joseph B. Keller, Miguel Moscoso, "Beam propagation in multiple scattering media", Proc. SPIE 4976, Atmospheric Propagation, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479193; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.479193
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