1 July 2005 Light backscattering by hexagonal ice crystal particles in the geometrical optics approximation
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Optical Engineering, 44(7), 071208 (2005). doi:10.1117/1.1955367
Abstract
This paper is a revision of a paper presented at the SPIE conference on Laser Radar Technology for Remote Sensing, Sep. 2003, Barcelona, Spain. The paper presented there appears (unrefereed) in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5240. Light scattering by large, as compared to wavelength, ice crystal particles is considered within the framework of geometric optics. Certain general equations for the scattering matrices and for an averaging procedure over an arbitrary distribution of particle orientations are considered. The appearance of a strong backscattering peak is explained by the occurrence of right dihedral angles in the crystals. An analytical equation for the peak including the polarization properties is proposed.
Anatoli G. Borovoi, Natalia V. Kustova, Ulrich G. Oppel, "Light backscattering by hexagonal ice crystal particles in the geometrical optics approximation," Optical Engineering 44(7), 071208 (1 July 2005). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1955367
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Geometrical optics

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