Predicting Polarized Light Scattering by Marine Micro-Organism. Annual Reports 1993-1994.
Rept. for 1 Mar 92-28 Feb 94,
TENNESSEE STATE UNIV NASHVILLE DEPT OF PHYSICS MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIEN CE
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To understand and quantify light scattering from ensembles of irregularly- shaped objects. To characterize the effect of ensembles of micro-organisms on the propagation of polarized light through sea water. To determine the feasibility of detecting particle orientation and to assess the importance of scattering to underwater imaging techniques and irradiance calculations. To develop a numerical or analytical model that predicts angle-dependent scattering of polarized light from ensembles of non-spherical marine organisms and marine detritus. To verify and examine the validity and range of applications of the model by comparison with exact calculations andor experimental results as appropriate. To apply the model to investigate the effects caused by the orientation of ensembles of non-spherical particles, and to determine the feasibility of detecting orientation by measuring scattering matrix elements that are normally zero. JMD