The Mueller Scattering Matrix Elements for Rayleigh Spheres

  • William S. Bickel


All 16 elements of the Mueller light scattering matrix for a Rayleigh sphere are predicted from systematic application of the input-output polarizers used to measure scattering intensities from a classical electric dipole.


Matrix Element Quarter Wave Plate Stokes Vector Polarization Combination Mueller Matrice 
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  1. 1.
    William S. Bickel and Wilbur M. Bailey, Stokes Vectors, Mueller Matrices and Polarized Light Scattering, Am. J. Phys. (Jan. 1985), to be published.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • William S. Bickel
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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