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Aspects Of Light Scattering By Spherical Particles
Author(s): L. E. Drain; N. Smith; W. Dalzell
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Paper Abstract

Calculations of light scattering from transparent spherical particles under various polarization conditions have been made by the Mie theory with a view to assessing optical drop sizing techniques. Some interesting features revealed by detailed calculations are reported and illustrated by experimental observations. In forward scatter, there are fine details of the scattering pattern which are critically dependent on drop size. In back scatter, the intensity is found to be a rapidly varying function of particle diameter but under certain conditions of circular polarization, the scattering pattern is very regular and may be explained by a type of diffraction theory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf, (16 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934431
Show Author Affiliations
L. E. Drain, A.E.R.E. (England)
N. Smith, A.E.R.E. (England)
W. Dalzell, A.E.R.E. (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0369:
Max Born Centenary Conf
M. John Colles; D. William Swift, Editor(s)

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