Abstract

The relationships for the backscattering cross sections are derived within the scope of the physical-optics method for the case in which polarized optical radiation interacts with an oriented semitransparent circular plate. Theoretical investigation of the depolarization relation is carried out for the polarization signal backscattered from a set of oriented circular plates. An algorithm is suggested for the calculation of the orientation angles of the plates in the scattering volume.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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