Light scattering on hexagonal ice columns

Citation
T. Rother et al., Light scattering on hexagonal ice columns, J OPT SOC A, 18(10), 2001, pp. 2512-2517
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Optics & Acoustics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A-OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION
ISSN journal
1084-7529 → ACNP
Volume
18
Issue
10
Year of publication
2001
Pages
2512 - 2517
Database
ISI
SICI code
1084-7529(200110)18:10<2512:LSOHIC>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
Light scattering on finite dielectric cylinders having noncircular cross se ctions has become of growing importance in remote-sensing applications. For analyzing their scattering characteristics, at moderate size parameters, i .e., at a region where ray-tracing techniques fail, a few methods have been developed, am ng which an approximation based on the generalized separatio n-of-variables method has become very successful. This approach reveals two interesting features, which we discuss, that reduce the numerical effort d rastically if applied to hexagonal (in general, 2n-periodic) boundary surfa ces. Finally, some results for the phase function of hexagonal ice columns are given. (C) 2001 Optical Society of America.