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Entropy of scattered field correlations by chiral spheroids
Author(s): Barry P. Ablitt; Keith I. Hopcraft; Eric Jakeman
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Paper Abstract

A simple algebraic procedure is applied to the problem of particle shape characterization in an ensemble of small randomly oriented spheroidal particles. It is shown that the eigenvalues of the system coherency matrix can be used to retrieve particle shape information. Optically active particles give rise to more general functional forms for the eigenvalues and system entropy, but still permit retrieval of information concerning particle morphology and microstructure.

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Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3754, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366350
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Barry P. Ablitt, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Keith I. Hopcraft, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Eric Jakeman, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3754:
Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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