AEROSOL BACKSCATTERING OF A LASER BEAM

Authors
  1. Tam, W.G.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The backscattering of a laser beam from a particulate medium is studied by means of the radiative transfer equation, taking into account the effect of multiple scattering. An analytical expression for the backscattered power is obtained. From this the widely used single scattered lidar equation is recovered as an asymptotic form. Numerical results are discussed for the case of laser power returned from an advective fog.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1983
Number of Pages
6
Reprinted from
Applied Optics, vol 22, no 19, 1983, p 2965-2969
DSTKIM No
85-00866
CANDIS No
45693
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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