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scattering matrix

The Stokes parameters of scattered light are given by the matrix equation
( s 0 , s 1 , s 2 , s 3 ) = F ( s 0 0 , s 1 0 , s 2 0 , s 3 0 )
where the 4, 4 scattering matrix F is comprised of 16 scattering matrix elements. These matrix elements, which may originate in theory or experiment, provide a complete description of the scattered radiation in terms of the incident radiation.
Source:
PAC, 1983, 55, 931 (Definitions, terminology and symbols in colloid and surface chemistry. Part 1.14: Light scattering (Provisional)) on page 934
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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