Polarization Optics of Random Media

Alex A Kokhanovsky

Polarization Optics of Random Media Recent progress in computer and satellite technology has led to an increased ability to analyse the polarization of scattered light, arising from clouds, aerosols, snow fields and the ocean. This has important implications for researchers in astrophysics, atmospheric research and applied optics.

Polarization Optics of Random Media is the first book to draw together all the information previously available only in specialized literature and to review polarization optics in a wide range of disperse media. It presents the major results obtained from recent research in a wide range of applications, as well as providing theoretical insight into the physical processes of polarization transformation during photon transport in disperse media.

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: 240 pages
Binding: hardback
Publication Date: July 2003
ISBN: 978-3-540-42635-6

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