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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 1996
  • pp: 4297–4303

Determination of aerosol parameters from light-scattering data using an inverse Monte Carlo technique

David A. Ligon, Tuan W. Chen, and James B. Gillespie  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 21, pp. 4297-4303 (1996)

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An inverse, Monte Carlo (IMC) technique is developed to solve the electromagnetic inverse-scattering problem from generally complex distributions of dielectric particles. One can verify the technique using simulated scattering data from aerosols composed of spherical dielectrics. The IMC method is found to give accurate inversion results even when the data have a signal-to-noise ratio to as low as 3:1.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 25, 1995
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 1996
Published: July 20, 1996

David A. Ligon, Tuan W. Chen, and James B. Gillespie, "Determination of aerosol parameters from light-scattering data using an inverse Monte Carlo technique," Appl. Opt. 35, 4297-4303 (1996)

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