Light Scattering Media Optics

Problems and Solutions (Third Edition)

Alex A Kokhanovsky

Light Scattering Media Optics The theory of the scattering of light by small particles is very important to a wide range of applications in atmospheric physics and atmospheric optics, ocean optics, remote sensing, astronomy and astrophysics, and biological optics. In this new edition of Optics of Light Scattering Media, current knowledge of the optical properties of single small particles and natural light scattering media such as snow, clouds, foam, aerosols, etc, is brought together.

The main emphasis of the book is to introduce the modern approximate analytical methods utilised in light scattering optics. Also analytical solutions are presented for single and multiple scattering problems in a variety of practical applications, including:

The book will be invaluable for researchers in many fields.

Readership: Final year undergraduate and postgraduate students of atmospheric physics, atmospheric optics, ocean optics, biological optics, the optics of scattering layers, and optical engineering. Also students of physics, applied physics and applied mathematics. Research scientists in all of these subjects, particularly those involved in analytical solutions of light scattering problems.

Alexander Kokhanovsky graduated from the Physics Department of the Belarussian State University in 1983. He carried out outstanding research work in the Laboratory of Light Scattering Media Optics of the Institute of Physics in Minsk between 1983 and 1996, obtaining his Ph.D in 1991. He was subsequently awarded the STA Fellowship at the National Space Development Agency of Japan (Tokyo, Japan), Alexander von Humbold Foundation Fellowship at the Clausthal Technical University (Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany), and the EPSRC Fellowship at the Imperial College (London, UK) . He is currently Senior Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen (Germany), and is an internationally recognised authority in the optics of light scattering media.

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Extent: 320 pages
Binding: hardback
Publication Date: July 2004
ISBN: 978-3-540-21184-6

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