Soviet Physics Journal

, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 1529–1532 | Cite as

Reflection of narrow light beams by a dissipating medium

I. Spatial distribution of the background brightness under multiple scattering
  • V. A. Donchenko
  • M. V. Kabanov
  • G. G. Matvienko
  • I. V. Samokhvalov


The brightness distribution of multiple back-scattering of radiation is investigated in a plane perpendicular to the beam axis as a function of the density of the artificial mists and smokes. The range of the distances from the beam axis (base) investigated was 0.02–1 m or 10−4−1.8 in optical quantities. The investigations were accompanied by parallel measurements of the scattering index by using a turbidimeter, which permitted making quantitative estimates of the influence of the form of the index on the magnitude of the intensity of the multiply-scattered radiation for diverse values of the optical base. It is shown that the brightness distribution of the multiply scattered radiation takes on a smoother shape as the elongation of the index increases.


Radiation Reflection Smoke Light Beam Quantitative Estimate 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Donchenko
    • 1
  • M. V. Kabanov
    • 1
  • G. G. Matvienko
    • 1
  • I. V. Samokhvalov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Optics of the Atmosphere, Siberian BranchAcademy of Sciences of the USSRUSSR

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