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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Jospeh N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2009
  • pp: 591–597

Applicable range of the Rayleigh–Debye–Gans theory for calculating the scattering matrix of soot aggregates

Yan Zhao and Lin Ma  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 3, pp. 591-597 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.000591


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Abstract

The Rayleigh–Debye–Gans theory, though being an approximation, plays an important role in the study of light scattering by aggregates. Therefore, considerable research efforts have been invested in examining its applicable range. Past examinations were predominately performed in terms of the integrative properties (e.g., the scattering and absorption cross sections), with little work done in terms of the angular scattering properties (e.g., the Mueller scattering matrix). However, in practice, many techniques directly measure these angular properties, calling for a close examination of the theory’s accuracy in predicting the angular properties. We describe such an investigation, conducted under the context of soot aggregates. The results are expected to provide useful insights into the optimal design of experiments and instruments that use light scattering for particle characterization.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(280.1100) Remote sensing and sensors : Aerosol detection
(280.1740) Remote sensing and sensors : Combustion diagnostics
(290.1090) Scattering : Aerosol and cloud effects
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: October 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2008
Published: January 16, 2009

Citation
Yan Zhao and Lin Ma, "Applicable range of the Rayleigh-Debye-Gans theory for calculating the scattering matrix of soot aggregates," Appl. Opt. 48, 591-597 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-3-591

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