Angular scattering measurements on fluoride glass fibers or bulk samples are reported. Patterns obtained on crystallites or bubbles give several peaks which are dependent on particle size and refractive index. Peak positions and scattering levels on the experimental curves are interpreted using Mie scattering theory. Particle sizing is possible and the refractive index can be estimated.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 21, 1989
Published: May 20, 1990
M. Biet, J. J. Guérin, and J. Cornillault, "Particle sizing in fluoride glasses and fibers by scattering measurements," Appl. Opt. 29, 2266-2275 (1990)