Impact of large-angle scattering on diffusively backscattered halos

S. D. Campbell, A. K. O'Connell, G. H. Rutherford, R. Grobe

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We discuss the impact of large-angle scattering events in highly forward-scattering media on the spatial distribution of the diffusively reflected light. We show that, even for highly forward-scattering media, the reflected light near the incident beam axis is strongly dependent on the small number of large-angle scattering events. Reliable modeling of near-axis reflection thus requires accurate knowledge of the scattering phase function's behavior at large angles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-562
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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