The Stokes parameters
of scattered light are given by the matrix equation
where the 4, 4 scattering
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.
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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