Reflection function from a double layer — A new approach
Abstract
To improve the accuracy of calculations for the reflection and transmission functions, doubling techniques are in use. The central theme of this method is to derive the total reflection function when two portions of a medium are adjoined together. The synthesis is done by the use of star product techniques which require a knowledge of theS andT functions of both parts of the medium. Infinite series expansion is necessary to compute the total reflection. The method developed in this article splits the total reflected beam into two parts, one relating to that flux which suffers no scattering at all in the first portion of the medium and the second portion that undergoes at least one scattering in the first portion. The first part can be evaluated simply by knowing the reflection function of the second portion of the medium. The other part of the total reflection for variations of the thickness of the first portion of the medium is found to obey a simple Riccati type integrodifferential equation with zero initial conditions. Knowledge of theT functions is not necessary and integration has to be performed over the interval corresponding to thickness of the first portion of the medium. Orderofscattering analysis is also carried out.
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 May 1974
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00642242
 Bibcode:
 1974Ap&SS..28..115B