The Scattering of Light. I. The Optical Response of a Finite Molecular Fluid
We present a classical many-body theory of the optical response of a molecular fluid. The unified treatment provides mutually consistent expressions for the dielectric constant, the refractive index, the optical extinction coefficient, and the optical scattering cross section. The theory treats a finite material system and handles all surface effects associated with transmitted and scattered light. The complex refractive index and the scattering cross section will be analysed in two future papers.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series A
- Pub Date:
- October 1984