Representations of 3-D Scattering Matrices
Final rept. Jun-Jul 89,
CHEMICAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The standard Mueller matrix formalism in which the incident light beam and all scattered light beams lie in a single plane is extended to 3-D geometry. This study shows that there are two matrix representations, which are appropriate for describing light scattering in unrestricted directions, that are related to each other by the rotation matrix. One matrix is better suited for characterization of the scatterer, and the other performs the traditional Mueller matrix function of relating outgoing Stokes vectors to the incident Stokes vector.
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