Physical Principles of Light Scattering

  • Vittorio Degiorgio
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 59)


A schematic light scattering experiment is sketched in Fig.l. A monochromatic plane wave, linearly polarized, is incident upon a uniform transparent medium. An optical detector placed in the position P reveals the presence of a nonzero light intensity, usually weak, propagating in directions other than that of the reflected and refracted beam. This is what is called scattered light.


Light Scattering Physical Principle Scattered Intensity Scattered Field Incident Field 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vittorio Degiorgio
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  1. 1.Istituto di Fisica ApplicataUniversità di PaviaPaviaItaly

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