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Optical Engineering

Theory of diffusive light scattering from disordered materials [also Letters 34(11)3344-3346(Nov1995)]
Author(s): Sara McMurry; Denis Weaire; James G. Lunney; Stefan Hutzler
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Paper Abstract

It is suggested that the measurement of the angular distribution of light transmitted through a thick slab of diffusively scattering material may provide information about the nature of the local scattering events. Monte Carlo simulations indicate that the angular distribution depends on ℓ/ℓ* where ℓ and ℓ* are the true and transport mean free paths, respectively, and this dependence is confirmed analytically using a modified diftusion model. Preliminary experimental results for liquid and solid foams are explicable in terms of strong forward scattering in the individual scattering events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(12) doi: 10.1117/12.186402
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Sara McMurry, Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)
Denis Weaire, Trinity College (Ireland)
James G. Lunney, Trinity College (Ireland)
Stefan Hutzler, Univ. Regensburg (Ireland)


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