Linearly polarized laser light is scattered from an oscillating, acoustically levitated bubble, and the scattered intensity is measured with a suitable photodetector. The output photodetector current is converted into a voltage and digitized. For spherical bubbles, the scattered intensity Irel(R,θ,t) as a function of radius R and angle θ is calculated theoretically by solving the boundary value problem (Mie theory) for the water-bubble interface. The inverse transfer function R(I) is obtained by integrating over the photodetector solid angle centered at some constant θ. Using R(I) as a look-up table, the radius vs time [R(t)] response is calculated from the measured intensity vs time [Iexp(R,t)].
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R. Glynn Holt and Lawrence A. Crum, "Mie scattering used to determine spherical bubble oscillations," Appl. Opt. 29, 4182-4191 (1990)