An analytical model of the scattering structure factor for an assembly of noninteracting hard disks has recently appeared in the literature [Phys. Rev. A 42, 5978–5989 (1990)]. We employ this model to calculate correlated light scattering by monodispersions and binary mixtures of condensation droplets on a window pane. We find that an area fraction of f ≥ 0.6 is required for producing the near-forward direction scattering suppression and that a moderately wide polydispersion of droplet sizes is capable of producing the experimentally observed bright ring of colored light.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 9, 1993
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 1993
Published: July 20, 1994
James A. Lock and Chin-Lien Chiu, "Correlated light scattering by a dense distribution of condensation droplets on a window pane," Appl. Opt. 33, 4663-4671 (1994)