Accession Number:

ADA231551

Title:

TIRT Study No. 9: Stokes Vector Formalism for the Source Radiance of an Opaque Body

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Dec 1990

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A simple and rigorous formalism is presented for describing the incoherent radiative properties of absorption, emission, and scattering of an opaque body in local thermodynamic equilibrium polarization, inelastic scattering, and applied magnetic field effects are treated in full. The radiative behavior of such a body is shown to be completely characterized by the local bispectral bidirectional reflectivity matrix. Expressions for the emitted and reflected Stokes vectors of the source radiation are given in terms of this matrix. Use is made of the most general forms of the reciprocal relations and Kirchhoffs law derivations for these are also provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE