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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1983
  • pp: 2294–2301

Particle size distributions from forward scattered light using the Chahine inversion scheme

R. Santer and M. Herman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 2294-2301 (1983)

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The classical inversion of forward scattered light to obtain the size distribution of spherical particles is considered. Using the diffraction approximation, the measurement points are selected so as to reduce the influence of the particle refractive index and to make the Chahine inversion scheme usable with a good convergence rate. The algorithm efficiency, in the presence of refractive-index errors and of experimental noise, is studied. An interesting behavior of the Chahine inversion scheme, in the presence of very large experimental errors, is outlined.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 5, 1982
Published: August 1, 1983

R. Santer and M. Herman, "Particle size distributions from forward scattered light using the Chahine inversion scheme," Appl. Opt. 22, 2294-2301 (1983)

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