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Measurement of polarization fluctuations in polydispersions of small spheroids
Author(s): Mark C. Pitter; Keith I. Hopcraft; Eric Jakeman; John G. Walker
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Paper Abstract

Fluctuations in the polarization state of light scattered by ensembles of very small, randomly oriented spheroids and ellipsoids are calculated. For the regime of Gaussian single scattering, applicable to dilute particle suspensions and aerosols, it is shown how a goniometric measurement of the cross-correlation coefficient of light scattered into orthogonal polarization states by such particles could be used to estimate their mean aspect ratio, even in the presence of considerable shape polydispersity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3754, Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing II, (25 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366360
Show Author Affiliations
Mark C. Pitter, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Keith I. Hopcraft, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Eric Jakeman, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
John G. Walker, 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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