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Scattering properties of seed particles: a review
Author(s): Hendrik C. van de Hulst
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Paper Abstract

Central to this review are the methods to compute the scattering of light by single particles, with emphasis on the properties relevant to seed particles in Phase Doppler Anemometry (PDA). The Lorenz-Mie solution for spheres is summarized and its simplifications in certain limiting cases explained. A number of modern developments is mentioned, as well as the possibility to generalize this solution to convergent or to gaussian beams. Three methods developed to compute scattering by particles of arbitrary shapes are discussed. They work well but are in practice limited to size parameters <15. The paper opens with a simple example taken from the PDA literature, suggesting simpler equations than usually given. It closes with a concise review of multiple scattering. Only a small fraction of the vast body of publications on multiple scattering may be directly relevant in the PDA context.

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Date Published: 6 August 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2052, Fifth International Conference on Laser Anemometry: Advances and Applications, (6 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150491
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Hendrik C. van de Hulst, Sterrewacht (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2052:
Fifth International Conference on Laser Anemometry: Advances and Applications

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